Mar 9·edited Mar 9Liked by Sayash Kapoor, Arvind Narayanan

Even "off the shelf" generative AI models that fully respect an artist's right to opt out can still be fine-tuned using a specific collection of images to deliberately imitate someone's style. I certainly support regulating these companies to make sure they respect artists' rights, but it is much more difficult to think of a solution to the problem of someone tuning a model locally on commodity hardware. Right now it takes a bit of technical knowledge, but I'm sure a consumer-grade app that can be run locally will have fine-tuning capabilities soon.


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