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) 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 aggregate large libraries of images in order to respond to human prompts with “new” creations. The sourcing of these images has become a controversial topic, with artists claiming that their work is taken and reworked without credit or consent.

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

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