With AI imagery taking the world by storm after winning a competition against humans, there are growing concerns about its use, with some even claiming that AI art could be illegal. How far has AI come in the last few decades, why are there legal concerns surrounding AI art, and how will the industry fight against AI-generated content?
How far has AI come in the last few decades?
It is truly amazing to see just how far AI has come in the past few decades. Researchers working on the first neural nets had limited computational capabilities meaning that the first AI algorithms could not perform any practical tasks. But as improvements in hardware continued, researchers not only found ways to improve their AI algorithms but also discovered how additional hardware, such as GPUs, could be used to significantly boost the speed of neural nets.
However, researchers quickly noted that if AI systems are to improve themselves, they require real-world data, and this presented a major challenge as this data simply didn’t exist in quantity needed. Thankfully, it was around this time that…