Is AI Artwork Copyrighted? | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The reasons for doubt and resistance differ from one technology to the other but at the core of this resistance, as Calestous Juma (author of Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies) argues, is that people’s “sense of what it means to be human lies at the root of some of the skepticism about technological innovation.”

In our present day, generative AI technologies and more specifically AI art generators are at the center of the storm. Reasons? Plagiarism, lack of authenticity, lack of originality, among several other reasons.

AI art generators are programs endowed with immense computing capabilities that render them capable of generating photorealistic images from text prompts.

Anyone can, in a matter of seconds, generate a ‘unique’ piece of art based on a few textual phrases or visual cues. This is all good till we take into consideration the way AI art generators work.

But in order to understand the problem of AI copyright we need to understand how these AI generators work.

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