“Will AI image generators kill the stock image industry? It’s a question asked by many following the rise of text-to-image AI models in recent years. The answer from the industry’s incumbents, though, is “no” — not if we can start selling AI-generated content first. Given that Shutterstock licensed data to OpenAI to train DALL-E in 2021, it means that the model’s output will soon be competing with the same individuals whose content it relies on. At the same time, Shutterstock is also officially banning users from selling AI generated content on its platform. The company’s rationale is that it can’t validate the copyright of this output. However, it also means contributors won’t be able to compete with its own AI art services.” Great, I am looking forward to some really shitty AI output cropping up in stock images in the near future….
Cheery stuff from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, based on updated modelling