AI-generated content is taking over the world. But who owns it?

When artificial intelligence produces artwork and text indistinguishable from human creations, new approaches to copyright issues are needed

The technology underlying ChatGPT and other models does not suggest a path to anything like sentience or consciousness. PHOTO: PIXABAY
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably seen works of art or text produced by artificial intelligence (AI). Tools such as Stable Diffusion can generate images based on a prompt, flooding social media with portraits of users in Renaissance-style paintings.

But it was the release of ChatGPT last November that really caused head scratching and hand-wringing.

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