Polish illustrator Greg Rutkowski’s work has appeared in games like “Horizon Forbidden West” and “Dungeons & Dragons.”
He’s also a popular prompt for AI image generator Stable Diffusion, per MIT Technology Review.
His name has been used as a prompt 93k+ times, per Lexica, a website that tracks prompts. To put this in context, we searched for “cat” — the internet’s favorite creature — and only got 16.8k images back.
AI generators train on existing images without permission or attribution, leading Getty Images to ban AI-generated imagery on its platform in fear of future copyright issues.
For artists, they’re a risk to their livelihoods.
Rutkowski doesn’t appreciate the deluge of images now falsely credited to him on the internet, telling Yahoo Finance he worries AI art could dilute human creativity and threaten art education.
And we expect more AI controversies to come.