The Dungeons & Dragons AI art controversy feels inevitable

AI artwork on the cover of a Dungeons & Dragons book
(Image credit: Wizards of the Coast)

AI art remains hugely controversial, but it's starting to crop up in so many places that resistance is becoming more difficult. Dungeons & Dragons is the latest brand to find itself embroiled in controversy after fans criticised the use of AI art in a new adventure book published by Wizards of the West (see our pick of the best AI art generators).

D&D has confirmed that the cover featured AI art and says it has updated its artist guidelines to clarify that AI must not be used. But will that be enough?

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.