Game-changing new tool could "poison" AI image generators

An image of a cat used to confuse an AI image generator
(Image credit: University of Chicago)

Ever since text-based AI image generators exploded onto the scene last year, many artists have been hoping for a tool capable of protecting their work. The models behind some of the best-known AI art generators were trained by scraping images from the internet with no regard for copyright, and some tools will even generate imagery in the style of living artists.

Many artists want to to be able to protect their work from being used in the future. A new tool aims not only to do that but also to fight back against AI image generators by corrupting the AI model itself. If it is made easily available, artists could finally get their revenge.

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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.