This new AI photo watermark remover is worrying

AI is causing all sorts of trouble for the creative community, with stealing from human artists being just one of the major issues. But a new service that's appeared on Product Hunt is a nightmare for copyright in a different way, because this technology, named, promises to remove watermarks from photos for free. 

When a photo is out in the wild online, watermarks are often the only thing protecting a photographer's work. So the advent of a free tool that can remove them is extremely worrying for the creative community – and leads to many questions about what the future holds for the regulation of AI technology. This certainly won't be added to our list of the best photo apps any time soon.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.