Entry 1: What Does a Professional Look Like According to AI

As our team continues to navigate the exciting world of Ai art, we couldn’t help but notice some patterns that correlate to stereotypes existing in everyday media. We took a look into how AI generates images professionals in different occupations using two generators: Adobe Firefly and Midjourney v5.

Although a little less photo realistic at this point in time, we found that Firefly does a slightly better job at straying away from typical stereotypes in most cases. This could be partially due to Firefly only pulling media from their own stock image library. Midjourney represents more of what exists in present day media as a whole. Considering both generators produce 4 images per prompt given, it is interesting to see the lack of variety and diversity within some of the results.

As AI continues to expand its knowledge, it is vital to keep this conversation going. Being mindful of exactly what users are looking to generate, especially when it comes to people, will go a long way in continuing inclusive marketing and helping AI generators develop in a positive direction.

Entry 2: The long-awaited copyright decision

On August 18th, a long-awaited decision on the relationship between AI-generated art and copyright was made. Federal Judge Beryl A. Howell ruled that a piece of art created by AI is not open to protection. 

While this initially seems like a good step in the right direction for many creative industries, we wanted to take a deeper dive into how this decision might shape the future of design & advertising pieces. After evaluating some common questions resulting from this case, our team (like many others) are left with some major open-ended questions. So…we decided to ask a lawyer!

Check out our interview with James Bernicky, owner of Bernicky Law Firm, as we dive deeper into how this court case might affect both the legal and design landscapes.