Image-generating AI “learns” from databases of artwork that already exists.
This means it can create images in the style of the human artists that it learns from.
For example, here is a “painting”, created by AI, of a Topical Talker reading the newspaper, in the style of Vincent van Gogh.
Artists were not asked permission before their work was put into AI databases.
Some artists may be unaware that their work was used.
While some people think that this is OK, others have said that they think it is unfair that AI can use another artist’s style without permission.
We want to know your opinion!
- Do you think AI should be able to copy other artists’ styles? Why or why not?
- How would you feel if someone closely copied something you had made? Excited? Honoured? Flattered? Or maybe angry?
- Should any rules be put in place for AI-generated art?
Let us know in the comments below!