What can be done to stop generative AI art?

Generative AI art; a colourful character holds her head
(Image credit: Deb JJ Lee)

Can we stop generative AI art? With ever increasing access to the best AI art generators and now AI image generation even becoming available directly in Bing and Google search, that seems unlikely. However, steps are being taken to fight back against generative AI.

Artists have been shocked to find that their names were being used as prompts to churn out pastiche works that closely mimic their distinctive styles, sometimes even carrying garbled versions of their own signatures. Even when AI-generated images from don’t closely resemble any one artist’s work, many find it galling that their images have been used as training data without their consent to create a product that may threaten their livelihoods (see our pick of the best AI art tutorials and our guide to how to use DALL-E 2 for more on how text-to-image generators work).

Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 16 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for numerous publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, ImagineFX, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq. For Creative Bloq, she mostly writes about web design, including the hottest new tools, as well as 3D artwork and VFX.

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