"It's a watershed moment": New tool 'poisons' your art to protect it from AI

It's impossible to write about AI without also mentioning the accompanying issues surrounding copyright and ethics. With generative models such as Midjourney coming under fire for allegedly being trained on artists' work without their consent, the tech is proving wildly divisive. But if you're worried about your own work informing what AI might spit out in future, help may be at hand.

A free tool from The Glaze Project is designed to help artists "poison" AI models by adding tiny pixel-level changes to their artwork. These changes might be indistinguishable to the human eye, but are apparently enough to throw off a generative AI model. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.