The Dangers of AI Generated Images

By Tara Thompson

AI generated images are a great way to spread misinformation on the internet that people believe. AI images manipulate people into believing something that’s completely made up. For example, the viral image of Pope Francis walking outside the Vatican in a designer coat that many initially believed to be real. Though AI can be a reputable source, it can also make anything you ask it to. This is extremely alarming. Not only will it take away jobs for artists across the world, but if AI is already this advanced, who knows what it’ll be capable of in 10 years, how many jobs it’ll take away by then. 

Prisma Labs is one of the most used and known AI art generators, but not everyone reads the terms and conditions for their membership. Prisma states that it has a “perpetual, revocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid, transferable, sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works” with any image you give it, but most users give pictures of themselves. 

For once, the expression “the possibilities are endless” is bone chilling. It’s hard to see any positive outcome from this intelligence except the art, which real artists could make just as, if not better, than a computer could. 

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