The “poison pill” that protects artists’ work from AI scraping

The “poison pill” that protects artists’ work from AI scraping

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The goal of Nightshade "is to raise the price for unauthorized training on scraped data," says Ben Zhao at the University of Chicago. It is tough making a living as an artist. An estimated 85% of visual artists make less than $25,000 a year, according to online magazine Contemporary Art Issue. And now, along with paying artists “in exposure” and undervaluing their work , there’s a new threat to their income : generative artificial intelligence. In order to train AI models, the companies behind them commonly copy art they find online and use those images without paying for them. Lawsuits are pending on copyright infringement issues, but there are two new free tools that artists can use to fight back: Glaze , which protects artists from style mimicry, and […]

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