Toronto-based AI startup Ideogram has officially launched its platform. The company specializes in generative text-to-image technology, so this is yet another text-to-image generator and competition to Midjourney, DALL-E, and Adobe Firefly.
Shutterstock, the popular stock photo site, has announced plans to provide full indemnification to business users of its AI art generator. The move aims to boost business confidence in AI and protect companies from potential legal claims arising from images created using the platform’s AI technology.
Shutterstock has said that any AI-generated images under legal claims will undergo human review. The decision by Shutterstock comes shortly after Adobe’s similar announcement to introduce IP indemnity for businesses using its generative AI platform, Firefly. These developments indicate a growing focus on addressing the industry’s legal concerns surrounding AI-generated content.
All images that are created via text-to-image prompts are not protected under US copyright laws, the US Copyright Office (USCO) has stated. That means that anything created via Stable Diffusion, Dall-E or Midjourney cannot be copyrighted, at least in the USA.
The USCO equated the prompt-creator to telling an artist or designer what to make. That is, the idea itself is what is being discussed, and as such, the idea has no value available to be given copyright protection.
A Microsoft executive has revealed that the next version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT will let you turn text into video. The upgrade will launch this week and will power both ChatGPT and Bing Chat. It will feature ‘multi-modal models’, which will allow text, audio, images and videos.
Microsoft has heavily invested in Open AI, to the tune of millions of dollars, and the plans were unveiled by Microsoft Germany CTO Andreas Braun at the recent AI in Focus – Digital Kickoff event.
Are you worried about AI image generators stealing your artwork and spitting it out as its own? If so, you’re in luck. Scientists from Chicago University are fighting fire with fire, so to speak. They have developed a sort of AI invisibility cloak that will make your images unable to be sampled by the image generators.
The software is called Glaze and “cloaks” the images so that models incorrectly learn the unique features that define an artist’s style. This way, it makes AI plagiarism much less likely.
AI-powered text-to-image generator, DALL-E, has been available to everyone for a while now. It’s absolutely amazing to play with, but from now on, it could become a part of other apps and find so many applications.
OpenAI has now opened DALL-E’s API to everyone, meaning that developers can integrate the generator straight into their apps and products. So if you’re an app creator, you can now start building with this same technology in a matter of minutes. How exciting!
Getty Images, one of the biggest stock image platforms, has banned AI-generated images. If you want to upload and sell work you created through DALL-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, or any other text-to-image tool, you won’t be able to do it there.
The reason? Potential copyright issues. Getty is concerned about the legality of such content, so they want to protect the site’s customers from unwanted copyright claims.
Several major text-to-image generators have been launched so far, such as Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, or DALL-E. As you probably know, billions of photos, paintings, and illustrations are used to train these programs so they could render your text into an image with better accuracy.
Have you ever wondered if your photos were used for this purpose? If you have, there’s now a way to check it.
Did you ever wonder where the Girl with a Pearl Earring might have been when Vermeer ‘captured’ her in his famous masterpiece? Well, now text-to-image AI DALL-E has announced that it will let users extend their creativity beyond the borders of an image by using outpainting.
The example given shows Vermeer’s masterpiece The Girl with a Pearl Earring standing in an old-fashioned kitchen. The kitchen is depicted in a similar painted style to the original and preserves the same tones and lighting. All in all, it’s pretty impressive.