AI is progressing at a faster rate than we can catch up. The speed can be gauged from the fact that ChatGPT is being slowed down intentionally, restrictions are being put in, and it’s more defined to behave than to give answers.
It’s a constant struggle for humans to understand the difference between them and the machines. At first, they thought the movement was humans, but then the robot moved, it was then the chess game, but computers beat humans - and it kept on going. We made a final assertion that robots can’t make art; it’s something only humans do. But then ChatGPT started creating art, creative answers and complicated task execution.
What we call consciousness, or the only human thing, is being challenged. And it puts us in the spot.
What makes a human?
Everything else the AI did, we were quite okay. But now, since it’s dabbling into art like music, poem, painting, etc., the artist feels that their work is being used without their permission.
But the AI isn’t copying the work, simply learning from it and creating art like humans make art.
It feels as being the value of an artist is being challenged, and their years of work would be of no use. An AI can simply learn from their art and create a similar art style for a much lower price.
Is It Stealing?
If a human learns from art and makes a new art inspired by that prior art, then it’s not stealing.
AI is doing exactly that. And we are biased to call it stealing because it learns quicker. Your art style already influences people all over; AI is one of them. So in its purest sense, it’s not stealing.
And for the development of AI, its limits and impact, we need to let it be. There is a vast amount of human data; no single human can gulp all that and give something meaningful back, but AI can. And we should let it be.