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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.


Read more: https://www.nature.com/articles/s42256-020-0161-x


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