This tool could save your photos from AI (for now)

PhotoGuard image protector against AI image generators
(Image credit: MIT CSAIL)

The rapid explosion of AI image generators and editors has raised wide-ranging concerns, from copyright to the impact on creative jobs. But even outside of the creative sector, the general public may start to fear what could happen now that anyone can find images of them online and potentially doctor them using AI.

Even watermarking images can do little to protect them from manipulation now that there are even AI watermark removers. But while AI image generators are proliferating, so too are the potential solutions. The research institute MIT CSAIL is the latest to announce a potential solution: a tool called PhotoGuard (see our pick of the best AI art generators to learn more about the expanding tech).

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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.