March 28, 2023
Part 3 of this article completes the discussion regarding the intersection of the visual arts and AI. Parts 1 & 2 were published over the last two weeks. A list of sources and disclaimers for the entire piece is included at the end of Part 3.
It is important to note that most AI art created today is not used in traditional visual arts contexts, such as in galleries or exhibitions. Instead, it is often used on social media and other digital platforms, where it is shared and distributed widely. This creates significant challenges in terms of fair use and compensation for copy-written artistic material, as it can be difficult to track and control the distribution of AI-generated art on the Internet.
One major issue, as mentioned before, is that many AI artworks are created using training datasets that include copy-written images and artwork, often without the permission or knowledge of the original artists and photographers. This raises concerns over the protection of intellectual property and the ability of artists to control and profit from their work. In addition, it can be difficult to determine who is responsible for the use of copy-written material…