Due to the influx of images generated by neural networks

Due to the influx of images generated by neural networks, some art communities have instituted a total ban on their publication.

To stop the growing number of publications of images created with neural networks, some art communities have taken drastic measures to ban and curb the distribution of such content on their platforms.

    Image source: Gerd Altmann / pixabay.com

Image source: Gerd Altmann / pixabay.com

According to tech blogger Andy Baio (Andy Baio), late last week he noticed the first bans on the publication of such content in art communities. While major art communities like DeviantArt and ArtStation haven’t made any changes to their policy on AI-generated images, some users are already wondering if it’s worth liking a painting without knowing if it’s by an artist or computer-generated. .

The emergence of publicly available AI services such as Midjourney and Stable Diffusion for image synthesis has sparked a heated debate in the professional environment about the usefulness of such tools. Against this background, the art community fears that in the future, human-made creations will simply be lost under an avalanche of works generated by neural networks.

For example, the Fur Affinity platform banned the publication of such synthesized images on the grounds that it was doing so in the interests of community members. Existing AI tools allow you to enter a text description of the image to get the image that matches the request. And although the result is not always impressive, sometimes really brilliant work is achieved. A mixture of author’s styles and skillful formulation allows you to achieve high-quality images.

At the same time, it is noted that the most common systems use millions of images for training purposes, without the consent of artists or copyright holders, and then use them to create their own images. In the case of Stable Diffusion, images are taken directly from the web, where images are often accompanied by text descriptions and meta tags. Not so long ago, some artists began to discover their works in the databases designed for AI training, and some of them were not satisfied with such “students”. It is expected that with the emergence of increasing numbers of neural networks capable of generating ever more advanced images, the debate over the ethics of their use will become increasingly heated.

A scandal recently broke out in the US state of Colorado. In the local competition, the neural network’s work won comfortably, which once again sparked conversation about the death of real art.

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Robbie Elmers

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