Want to protect your art from AI theft? This could help!
Posted: Saturday, 18 March, 2023 @ 02:00 PM
Posted By: BadKarma
Check out https://glaze.cs.uchicago.edu/ .
It's a tool to help protect against AI art theft. Here's a snippet from their site:
"Glaze is a tool to help artists to prevent their artistic styles from being learned and mimicked by new AI-art models such as MidJourney, Stable Diffusion and their variants. It is a collaboration between the University of Chicago SAND Lab and members of the professional artist community, most notably Karla Ortiz. Glaze has been evaluated via a user study involving over 1,100 professional artists. At a high level, here's how Glaze works: Suppose we want to protect artist Karla Ortiz's artwork in her online portfolio from being taken by AI companies and used to train models that can imitate Karla's style.
Our tool adds very small changes to Karla's original artwork before it is posted online. These changes are barely visible to the human eye, meaning that the artwork still appears nearly identical to the original, while still preventing AI models from copying Karla's style. We refer to these added changes as a "style cloak" and changed artwork as "cloaked artwork.""
Sounds like something worth checking out. I emphasize that you should read their website in its entirety before using the tool.