I haven’t been able to pin down exactly what I don’t like about AI-generated text and art, but I always got the sense that something wasn’t right about it. I like this post from Lois van Baarle, writing about artists protesting AI:
Many have compared image generators to human artists seeking out inspiration. Those two are not the same. My art is literally being fed into these generators through the datasets, and spat back out of a program that has no inherent sense of what is respectful to artists. As long as my art is literally integrated into the system used to create the images, it is commercial use of my art without my consent.
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