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AI art is taking over social media, but creators are divided

Many creators are accusing artificial intelligence software of failing to credit artists’ work.


Catherine Shuttleworth

Internet Culture

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In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI)-generated art started to gain significant popularity, especially online, with websites and software such as DALL-E, Lensa, and MyHeritage becoming part of internet trends that have gained millions of views. One of the most recent TikTok trends surrounding AI art showcases “you” from different historical periods using AI software. 

However, not everyone is enjoying the rise of AI art. Many artists are speaking out against art produced by artificial intelligence on Twitter, accusing the software of stealing and failing to credit artists’ work in order to produce images.

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