Who owns AI image copyright?

AI-generated imagery is here to stay. But who actually owns it and should artists be worried?

Over the past few weeks, the AI conversation feels as if it has reached fever pitch.

How worried should we be when Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai admits that AI is currently keeping him up at night, and that big tech ‘does not have all the answers yet’ on how and why AI achieves its results?

What about when hundreds of expert tech leaders sign an open letter calling for at least a six-month halt to all AI’s development spurred by their mutual concern for the future of humanity?

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).