Is A.I. art stealing artists’ artworks? Does this count as theft, to the point where copyright law needs to get involved? A.I. art is bringing up all kinds of ethics and concerns for artists working today.
- AI is developing so fast, so much has changed in just the last few months since our last stream about AI.
- Now that AI has been around longer, we have concrete examples of lawsuits that are occurring, and specific cases of AI being used by companies.
- Greg Rutkowski has had his name put into AI generators more than artists like Picasso and Leonardo, and worries that eventually, an image search of his name will be full of AI generated images instead of his original artwork.
- It’s one thing to generate an image with AI, it’s another to type a specific artist’s name into the generator, to create a new image scraped from their images online.
- Artists who have their names typed into an AI generator, which is able to create very close results to their work, are ones with very high visibility.
- Artists who are just getting started, and don’t have much visibility will not face this problem because typing their name into the AI generator will not garner results.
- Digital Artist Refik Anadol Has Hypnotized the World With His Swirling A.I. Art Landscapes
- The San Francisco Ballet Is Catching Heat for Promoting Its ‘Nutcracker’ Performances With A.I.-Generated Art
- A Revolutionary Tool Gives Artists a New Weapon in the Fight Against AI Art Theft
- In an Ironic Twist, an Illustrator Was Banned From a Reddit Forum for Posting Art That Looked Too Much Like an A.I.-Generated Image
New York Times articles
- This Tool Could Protect Artists From A.I. Image Generators
- The Alt-Right Manipulated My Comic. Then A.I. Claimed It.
- Washington Post: He used AI to win a fine-arts competition. Was it cheating?
- The New Yorker: Is A.I. Art Stealing from Artists?
- MIT Technology Review: This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
- BBC News: Rembrandt’s The Night Watch painting restored by AI
- Khaleej Times: AI art has muddied intellectual property rights
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