Human ownership of artificial creativity
I've published my research on legal ownership of artificially generated datasets & artwork in Nature Machine Intelligence.
Image trained and created by Obvious, using DC-GAN by Soumith Chintala et al., adapted by Robbie Barrat.
Artistic creativity has traditionally been viewed as a product of the human mind. But advances in generative neural networks have enhanced the quality and accessibility of synthetic datasets and computer-generated artwork.
When creativity is automated by the programmer, in a style determined by the trainer, using features from information available in public and private datasets, who is the proprietary owner of the rights in AI-generated artworks and designs?
Each circumstance is going to be unique, and we cannot ignore the huge amount of human contribution to the creation of artificially-generated artwork.