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AI companies are ingesting my face.
I decided to enter my name + The Cleanse (my first movie) just for the heck of it.
I didn’t think it would yield any results. But…
Yep. My face has been fed into AI.
As well as poster art and film stills from The Cleanse. Sure. I don’t own that movie. So, what are they ripping off from me personally? But what about the artists who created the creatures in the film?
I entered names of fine artists I like, and so much of their art was ingested. Even more troubling, if I prompted Stable Diffusion with, “in the art style of (their name here).” The program knew what I was talking about and made copycat artwork in their style.
There’s an “opt-out” feature on the site. But it’s not exactly real. You’re not opting out of anything. If I’m reading correctly, this website’s end game is selling a list of people and images that have “opted out” to AI companies that want to engage in “ethical AI.”
It’s a term I keep hearing. Most recently, on the deadline podcast.
Ethical AI and the basis for most class action lawsuits revolve around three things:
It would be nice if AI companies adhered to the “3 CS”.
Yet…Even in a world of “ethical AI,” I keep coming back to this notion…
Why are we doing this?
There’s this sense that “This is just the way of the future. Get on board.”
Why are we rushing toward a future no one wants?
The answer is Wallstreet.
Investors are rewarding any company that shoves “AI” into its business strategy. Most of it is nonsense, overhyped — a grift. Still, wealthy shareholders are falling over themselves to invest in the next big thing, lining their pockets while they can.
But to what end?
And why do these motherfuckers want my face?
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