I can see why Getty has banned AI-generated images

AI-generated art has been causing astonishment and controversy in equal measure lately thanks the incredible output of the latest generation of tools. We've seen artists up in arms after an AI-generated piece won a fine art competition, while creatives in many areas are concerned about their jobs. 

However, one other big concern about the commercial use of AI-generated images is that the question of copyright has yet to be resolved. And that's causing enough doubts for Getty Images, the company behind one of the word's biggest libraries of stock imagery, to ban AI-generated images from its site (if you're still not sure about how AI image generators work, see our piece on how to use DALL-E 2).

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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.