the AI art debate

On 2022-11-03 a class action lawsuit was announced against GitHub Copilot on the basis of copyright infringement, and now (2023-01-13) there’s one for stable diffusion (against StabilityAI and friends). Browsing through r/StableDiffusion, I’m seeing lots of posts like this making the very memeable point that 5 billion images can’t be stored in a 4 GB model. From the original poster:The thumbnail for this post was generated with stable diffusion. See the alt text for details.
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favorite art

Here’s some of my favorite art. Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893 permalink (source) Ben Shahn, All That Is Beautiful, 1966 permalink (source) Peter Doig, Architect’s Home in the Ravine, 1991 permalink (source)