Kat friend Jakub Wyczik provides an enlightening discussion of how AI and the law, especially copyright, intersect, with particular attention to the technical operation of AI.
Images generated using text-to-image technology, including DALL-E 2, Midjourney, and Stable Diffussion, have become a main topic in AI. Not only do many express wonder about how these systems work, but there is even doubt whether such users even have rights to such outputs. Let us briefly examine how these systems work and then consider how intellectual property law relates to them.
How it's made
Knowing how something works is necessary when discussing law and technology. To create a system that can generate new paintings in the style of famous artists, one would have to learn to paint in their style. However, what is a style, if not a set of specific common characteristics. We can use computers and data science for this purpose. To do so, we need to create a large set of images labeled with descriptions of their content. Read more