ArtStation will allow artists to opt out of AI programs using their creations, but concerns remain

The online portfolio platform ArtStation (opens in a new tab) has announced that users will be able to opt-in to a feature that purports to exclude their work from algorithmic art generation tools⁠—”AI” platforms like DAL-E that curate large libraries of images to answer human questions with “new” creations. The acquisition of these images has become a controversial topic, with artists claiming that their work has been taken and reworked without proper credit or consent.

ArtStation’s announcement came after a widespread outcry from users (opens in a new tab) of the Epic-owned site that flooded its trending page with an anti-AI logo designed by illustrator Alexander Nanitchkov (opens in a new tab).

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