With the advancement in technology, artificial intelligence (AI) is being used by a number of companies to mass-produce digital art and online content. Consequently, artists from all around the globe are raising their voices to demand recognition for their work - be it AI generated or not. Many artists have recently come out about AI art, alleging that AI does not give them proper credit for their contributions. The disparity sparked a debate within the creative industry, where creators are defending their rights to be recognized for their work.
In October 2020, the release of an AI, GANBreeder, the first spark of controversy made headlines. With just a few easy prompts, users could create original works of art by replicating art styles it found on the internet. Artists started marketing AI-generated artworks without giving credits to the original owners of the art style. Creators are having a harder time securing rights to their work as more and more AI art is getting produced and sold. According to an Association for Computing Machinery poll, only 27% of respondents stated they were actually given credit for their works of art, even though 77% of artists said that AI art should be credited to the individual or business who created it.
Due to this, requests have been made for developers of AI art software to stick to higher moral standards as well as stronger copyright protection for artists. Many artists believe that their creations are being misused and that their effort is being undervalued. They demand the industry to acknowledge creators' contributions and make sure they are given due recognition. Regardless of whether artificial intelligence was used in the creation of the work, artists should be paid for it.
A lot of people think that the solution to new technologies is more technology. For instance, social platforms such as Instagram should protect ownership of content (as that’s where original content gets posted). There’s only one such social platform – Paysenger that protects ownership of content by minting everything into NFTs. Creators can rest assured that their art will belong to them and will get adequately compensated on Paysenger.
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