On AI, art, and ethics

“A banker dressed for a big day”, generated by DALL-E.

Source: Anyone can now use powerful AI tools to make images. What could possibly go wrong? | CNN Business

Millions of people are using Artificial intelligence to make art. DALL-E, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion boast over three and a half million users. The results have indeed been remarkable. Yet, like all new technology, as these platforms’ user base grows, so does their potential for harm.

CNN senior writer Rachel Metz asks, “What could possibly go wrong?”

For one, Artificial Intelligence can be biased. For instance, when asked to draw an image of a “banker dressed for a big day at work,” DALL-E 2 only drew middle-aged white men in suits and ties. Besides bias, AI-generated art can be used to spread disinformation with either slightly altered images or entirely fabricated photographs. In an age where fear and conspiracy theories enflame the internet, these platforms risk adding fuel to the fire.