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Comic 534 - They took our jobs!

Posted on Wednesday, the 28th of September at 12:00 AM, 2022 in 2022

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DanVzare Wed, 28. Sep 12:00 AM, 2022 edit delete
The only people that need to worry about being replaced by AI art generation, are the crap artists with an over-inflated ego.

Everyone else will be fine though. Especially the talented but humble artists.
Unfortunately I fall into the former camp, so these comics will probably be replaced by AI someday... or at least just as soon as I figure out how to get it draw Doug and Steve. Writing in their names doesn't seem to work for some reason.

I will admit though. This AI art generation is pretty impressive. I'm usually the first to be unimpressed by these things, for example, DeepArt, which uses AI to draw a picture in the style of another picture, is complete garbage. But this AI art generation stuff like Dall-E and Stable-Horde. They're pretty impressive, and surprisingly useful in case you ever need a stock asset or something to fuel your imagination.

That all being said, I can't imagine the copyright troubles the coming years will bring with regard to these things.
I mean, they basically generate all of their content by using other people's content. That's a lawsuit just waiting to happen. Then of course there's the fact that most of these AI generation tools have a little disclaimer, saying that they as the creator of the tool, own the copyright of anything generated with it. That's yet another lawsuit just waiting to happen.
And that's just the tip of the ice burg. And I honestly have no idea which way they'll swing either. But I'll tell you this, they almost certainly will happen if AI art generation continues to get more popular.

But for all I know, it could just be a passing fad. I guess we'll find out.


area5.1 Wed, 28. Sep 10:23 PM, 2022 edit delete reply
Feels like a fad,.. I’m not sure how usable the output is, and then there’s the ownership problem.

Another toy perhaps!
DanVzare Fri, 30. Sep 3:55 PM, 2022 edit delete reply
Personally I think it could be quite a useful tool for a few small specific situations. But like you said, it feels like a fad, and who knows where the ownership problems will go.

And as the old saying goes, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.