The complaint alleges that Stable Diffusion was trained on billions of images scraped from the internet without their consent, including images owned by the three artists.A press release by Saveri if it is allowed to operate a product or service that utilizes generative AI products. To tell“The foreseeable result is that the stolen work will replace the very artists who power these competing AI products.”
Ortiz, a concept illustrator who has worked on video games and Hollywood blockbusters Jurassic World When doctor strange, told BuzzFeed News that making art was “her happy place.” She added that she is obsessed with technology.
In early 2021, Ortiz stumbled upon DiscoDiffusion, a previous text-to-image AI generator, and discovered that the tool could generate images in her style and the styles of other artists she knew. “It felt invasive like nothing I’ve ever experienced before,” she said.
Concerned, she began organizing town halls on the topic with the Concept Artists Association, an organization for artists in the entertainment industry on which she serves on the board. She also connected with machine learning experts to better understand the technology and reached out to other artists. in november she saw news I got in touch with Saveri about the co-pilot’s lawsuit and filed her own lawsuit. The company agreed.
In December, Ortiz shared McKernan’s viral tweet about generative AI and Andersen’s I have written In the New York Times, about how 4chan’s alt-right members mimicked her art style, AI-generated pro-Nazi comic strips in her style. , both agreed to participate in the lawsuit against her.
“Artists have a right to say what they do with their hard-earned work,” Andersen told BuzzFeed News in an email. “It is clear from the way AI generators have been deployed that the artists, our wishes, or our rights were not considered, and this is our only option.”
The Concept Artists Association is currently fund-raising Hire lobbyists to protect creators from the march of generative AI.
Ortiz says AI-powered apps and services that instantly spit art based on text prompts are “horrible to me.” “They trained these models at our job. They took away our right to decide if we wanted to be part of this.”