Finally, a tool to protect artists' work from AI image generators

Illustration of how Glaze AI art generation protection works
(Image credit: University of Chicago)

With the latest generation of AI art generators riding roughshod over intellectual property rights, it was about time that someone created a tool that can protect artists' work. Sure enough, researchers have now developed a program that aims to prevent artists' styles from being copied.

Glaze can protect images from AI art generators by applying subtle modifications. These are almost unnoticeable to the human eye but they confuse AI models and stop them from replicating the style... at least for now (see how to use DALL-E 2 if you're not up to speed on how text-to-image AI image generation works).

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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.