‘A Digital Copy of Yourself’: Artists Concerned Over AI’s ‘Industrial-Level Identity Theft’
"You are competing with a digital copy of yourself, with a machine that does not sleep, does not rest and does not get paid." Karla Ortiz, a San Francisco-based artist and illustrator, is suing artificial intelligence (AI) generator companies Midjourney and Stable Diffusion for what she views as copyright infringement. She told Fox News, "Somebody is able to mimic my work because a company let them. It feels like some sort of industrial-level identity theft."