The advances in artificial intelligence are frightening. Lately, think, on various social networks and forums many artists have decided to protest against the proliferation of artificial intelligence which generates images (and very soon also text) creating a sort of “anti AI movement” complete with an official image.
It appears that the logo was first shared by artist Alexander Nanichtkov in a tweet on Dec. 5, then start spreading across ArtStation like wildfire. “AI creates ‘art’ on the backs of exploited artists“, reads a tweet. “AI is currently scouring the web for art and using it in datasets. No artist has given consent to the use of their works. We have not been rewarded.“
ArtStation, for those who don’t know what we’re talking about, is one of the best-known websites in the art industry. All those who want to show their drawings and illustrations to the world first upload them to the platform in question.
The protests, which are still going strong at the time of writing on social media, managed to convince Stability AI, the creator of Stable Diffusion, to change its AI policy, allowing artists to opt out of letting their art is used to train future versions of AI software.
For example Lensa, the popular App for portraits, was accused of copying art from real artists, complete with the original signature present on the artificially created work. At the moment more than 2,000 insiders have joined the wave of discontent, but we are sure that this number will grow.