Invasive Diffusion: How one unwilling illustrator found herself turned into an AI model – Waxy.orgInvasive Diffusion: How one unwilling illustrator found herself turned into an AI model – Waxy.org
Stop reading this and go read Andy’s post here. It’s fascinating stuff and Andy’s been following the subject for the past year or two, exploring all the ethical questions around AI generated art.
I also want to highlight how scary good his generated artwork from selfies turned out. I talked to Andy about this and he gathered a couple dozen portrait photos of himself and fed it into an AI program and what he got out of it was this:
They’re all amazing but especially so the Pixar one and the Dali one, I mean, I could see Pixar the company using this tool internally to do rough first drafts based on whatever their voice actors look like, before they dive into really making a film look perfect.
Even if you’re not an artist this subject is endlessly fascinating and everyone’s got a different opinion on what’s legal and ethical about it. Andy did all the legwork to track down and interview both the artist involved as well as the person that added tools meant to copy the artist.