Artists are currently protesting the allowance of artificial intelligence (AI) generated art on the platform ArtStation. If you’ve seen images floating around of the word “AI” crossed out, this is because the platform that lots of artists use to upload their portfolios, and even receive jobs, has been completely flooded by A.I. generators stealing their artwork and reposting it onto the site. This is the artists’ form of protest, according to an article published by Kotaku.
Dan Eder, a video game character designer, showcased this by tweeting an image of ArtStation’s main page, and the top portfolio being of an AI generated image. He went on to say that the very idea of AI “art,” is disrespectful towards real artists, because it takes their hundreds of hours worth of work and ruins it by copying it by a prompt that someone types into their computer.
If you think this only affects visual artists, think again. You’ve probably seen videos floating around on YouTube of various people putting in prompts for AI’s to write movie scripts.
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