• Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

DeviantArt upsets artists with its new AI art generator, DreamUp

By

Nov 11, 2022

Enlarge / DreamUp AI image generator artwork proved by DeviantArt. (credit: DeviantArt)

On Friday, the online art community DeviantArt announced DreamUp, an AI-powered text-to-image generator service powered by Stable Diffusion. Simultaneously, DeviantArt launched an initiative that ostensibly lets artists opt out of AI image training but also made everyone’s art opt in by default, which angered many members.

DreamUp creates novel AI-generated art based on text prompts. Due to its Stable Diffusion roots, DreamUp learned how to generate images by analyzing hundreds of millions of images scraped off sites like DeviantArt and collected into LAION datasets without artists’ permission, a potential irony that some DeviantArt members find problematic.

As we’ve reported frequently on Ars in the past, Stable Diffusion’s web-scraping nature ignited a huge debate earlier this year among artists that challenge the ethics of AI-generated artwork. Some art communities have taken hard stances against any AI-generated images, banning them completely.

Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Generated by Feedzy