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posted by hubie on Saturday March 25 2023, @12:03AM   Printer-friendly
from the artificial-artificial-intelligence dept.

On Tuesday, Adobe unveiled Firefly, its new AI image synthesis generator. Unlike other AI art models such as Stable Diffusion and DALL-E, Adobe says its Firefly engine, which can generate new images from text descriptions, has been trained solely on legal and ethical sources, making its output clear for use by commercial artists. It will be integrated directly into Creative Cloud, but for now, it is only available as a beta.

Since the mainstream debut of image synthesis models last year, the field has been fraught with issues around ethics and copyright. For example, the AI art generator called Stable Diffusion gained its ability to generate images from text descriptions after researchers trained an AI model to analyze hundreds of millions of images scraped from the Internet. Many (probably most) of those images were copyrighted and obtained without the consent of their rights holders, which led to lawsuits and protests from artists.

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  • (Score: 2) by HiThere on Saturday March 25 2023, @05:40PM (1 child)

    by HiThere (866) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 25 2023, @05:40PM (#1298128) Journal

    I think we're using language differently, as that seemed an example of law being separate from ethics. Would you prefer if I said "independent of"? But I feel that's too strong a statement, as there are correlations.

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  • (Score: 2) by guest reader on Saturday March 25 2023, @07:29PM

    by guest reader (26132) on Saturday March 25 2023, @07:29PM (#1298137)

    Yes, "independent of" makes it easier to understand for me. I would still argue that copyright law has connections to ethics. For example "authors can benefit from their work". At least the authors who published their work under some attribution, non-commercial or commercial license.