“DeviantArt has decided your artwork there is fair game to be used in their new AI generator by default. You have to go to an obscure form to opt-out and requires 10 days to be reviewed
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The AI — which is being called DreamUp — is meant to push for “safe and fair” AI image generation for DeviantArt users, reports Endgadget.
“AI technology for creation is a powerful force we can’t ignore,” said DeviantArt CEO Moti Levy.
“It would be impossible for DeviantArt to try to block or censor this art technology.”
“We see so many instances where AI tools help artists’ creativity, allowing them to express themselves in ways they could not in the past,” Levy continued. “”That said, we believe we have a responsibility to all creators. To support AI art, we must also implement fair tools and add protections in this domain.”
According to the site, the AI will “learn” to create new images from text prompts by “training” with many existing images on the platform while at the same time protecting artists from theft.
“Declare whether your art is authorized or unauthorized for inclusion in third-party datasets used to train AI models. We’re calling on other creator platforms to adopt this approach, giving artists more control over non-human usage,” said the site in a Twitter thread.
Several Twitter users expressed their concern with the new feature.
“DeviantArt has decided your artwork there is fair game to be used in their new AI generator by default. You have to go to an obscure form to opt-out and requires 10 days to be reviewed,” said one user.
“Fellow artists: Deviantart isn’t only allowing AI to use your art by default, but you ALSO have to submit a form to opt-out of it. BEFORE YOU DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT, if you planned to do so, I suggest you use Redact to mass delete your posts,” said another.