COURTS around the world are set for a surge in AI-related cases in the coming years as technology advances at a rapid pace.
Officials are scrambling to legislate on how to keep the advanced systems in check and who is ultimately responsible for what they do or create.
“The participating person read all the rules and there was nothing preventing them from entering AI-generated artwork,” Lisa C. Palmer, chief AI strategist at AI Leaders, told The Sun.
“And so, by all accounts, the other artists were quite frustrated that this person won the competition.
“But there weren’t any rules preventing that from happening, so this is a perfect example of how, in many ways, technology is moving faster than laws, regulations and policies are ready to really meet expectations.”
“Then we get to the ‘Who does this art belong to?’ That’s the really outstanding question at this point.”
The UK proposed a new AI rulebook in July and the EU is working on its own policy.
Looking specifically at the US, the number of proposed laws related to AI has steadily increased – although few have actually been enacted to date.
In 2019, 15 bills were tabled, followed by 13 in 2020, then another 17 in 2021 and 2022.
A total of 29 states have dealt with AI legislation in the last four years.
“Some of the states have come up with a large number of laws, but they’ve only actually enacted one or two, so we’re seeing a lot of talk about that, but not necessarily a lot of legislation yet to be enacted,” Palmer explained.
“I’m certainly not a lawyer, so I can’t talk about it from that perspective, but when I put on my technologist hat and think about what happened with the development of the technologies in history, it’s likely that there’s going to be litigation around that.” to identify what these wrappers are, where ownership begins and ends along the continuum of artificial intelligence creation.
“So I expect we’ll see more litigation to bring clarity in this area – it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out.”
Access to AI image generators has become very easy.
The practice is controversial, as some generators use images they found online and create their own version.
It’s also sparked debate about whether the AI is technically the artist and the human asking it for images is more of an art director.
The same debate is taking place in the film world.
Deep Learning AI technology came to Hollywood and was used in the award-winning film The Crow.
Computer artist Glenn Marshall used AI to create the images in his film and won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Short Film Festival.
However, AI cannot do credit to the film.
Marshall worked closely with the AI, feeding it images and prompts to get the style we wanted.
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