In a bold countermeasure against AI companies accused of appropriating artists’ works for training AI models, visual artists are adopting unconventional tools to disrupt and confound these systems. One such innovative tool, Nightshade, developed by the research team at the University of Chicago, introduces a unique approach. While it may not counteract existing AI models trained on artists’ creations, Nightshade holds the promise of perplexing and undermining future AI models. Ben Zhao, the lead researcher, envisions a world where AI companies are compelled to either revert to older versions of their platforms or cease using artists’ works altogether, emphasising the necessity for ethical boundaries in AI development.
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