Ethics of a New Frontier: Understanding the Link Between Knowledge and Opinions of AI Art
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The rise in popularity of AI-generated images has brought up concerns regarding the ethics of training AI using artists’ work without compensation. Because this is a relatively new phenomenon in the public eye, we have very little understanding of both the public opinion on the ethical implications of using AI to create “art,” and the legal options available to these artists. In this study, we wanted to identify people’s views on AI creating art, and how those views are related to their knowledge of various aspects of AI art. By conducting an initial survey of a variety of artists as well as non-artists, we were able to get a clearer picture of public opinion about AI art and identify the biggest issues people are grappling with when it comes to AI art. Then, through a second survey focused on the link between people’s knowledge of the surrounding legal and technical aspects, we were able to identify which of those issues would likely be longer-lasting topics of discussion rather than knee-jerk reactions to changing technology.
DepartmentComputer Science and Engineering
Mitrani, Ariela; Gu, Guofei (2024). Ethics of a New Frontier: Understanding the Link Between Knowledge and Opinions of AI Art. Available electronically from