It feels like we’re trying to patch up a massive wound with a small band-aid here. Applying the 80/20 rule, it’s concerning that 80% of the artists impacted might not even be aware that their art and style are being used in these models without their consent. While this approach might benefit digital artists, what about those who work with physical mediums, whose styles can be exploited through photos or videos? It’s an interesting concept, but it falls short of addressing the concerns of the majority of artists. It doesn’t even come close to breaking even on this issue.
Similar to the “Don’t Copy That Floppy” campaigns of yesteryears, #OpenAI could support an educational initiative that targets the broader population, reaching the 80% in any country where their products are utilized. Instead of solely placing responsibility on artists, this effort would focus on educating all individuals, regardless of their tech-savviness. By doing so, OpenAI can promote responsible and ethical use of AI-generated content while raising awareness about the importance of respecting intellectual property rights and preventing the spread of unauthorized or potentially harmful AI-generated material.