Bumble will use AI to protect you from unwanted dick pics

The dating app's Private Detector feature rolls out in June.

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Tired of *ahem* junk mail? Bumble will use AI to blur inappropriate pics. 


Unsolicited lewd photos can be a hazard of online dating. 

The founders of dating app Bumble, though, want to make it easier to avoid those pics.

Dating apps Badoo, Bumble, Chappy, and Lumen are getting a new AI feature called Private Detector, which will automatically blur out potentially inappropriate images and give you a heads-up so you know what you're about to see -- or ignore. From there, you can decide if you want to view the image, block it or even report it. 

The feature comes from Bumble's Whitney Wolfe Herd (CEO and founder) and Andrey Andreev. In a statement Wednesday, they said the feature works in real time with 98 percent accuracy and will be a part of all those apps in June. 

"The digital world can be a very unsafe place overrun with lewd, hateful and inappropriate behavior. There's limited accountability, making it difficult to deter people from engaging in poor behavior," Herd said in a statement. 

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