You can now sell your DALL-E 2 art, but it feels murky

OpenAI has promised to give one million subscribers on the DALL-E 2 waitlist access to the astonishing AI art generator, and now they can sell the images their prompts create. As those including LinkedIn founder and tech entrepreneur Reid Hoffman release their art for sale, this is raising even more questions about the new form of digital art.

A product of the Elon Musk co-founded research lab OpenAI, DALL-E 2 is the most impressive of the AI art generators, and even the weirdest AI art from DALL-E-2 has made a splash. But this tech has always raised concerns, not least because AI art generators could threaten the jobs of, you know, real human artists.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.