Another #$%@ing article about AI

Exploring generative AI's ethical landscape, advocating for rights, creator compensation, and a balanced, humane technological future.


Jared Lukes

1/12/20242 min read

The Complex Landscape of Generative AI Rights

The issue of RIGHTS in generative AI is a nuanced battlefield with multifaceted challenges. It's essential to untangle this complexity for responsible progress.

Legal Challenges in AI Development

OpenAI faces legal hurdles with its data usage, while publically breached by the New York Times other issues abound like scraping websites like Wikipedia (which can hardly self-fund) and pillaging artist styles. The impact of opting out raises significant concerns about the integrity of AI models. We don't need an AI that speaks like a homophobic racist misogynist because it's only trained on public domain material (95 years old). We need to find the balance.

Sector-Specific Reactions to AI

Different sectors respond uniquely to AI. Coders, for instance, are more open-source-minded, viewing AI as a tool for a safer future. However, even in open sectors, issues like intellectual property rights in AI still emerge. Should AI be allowed to train AI on the entire sum of GitHub? Perhaps, when rights declarations are obeyed!

The Misuse of AI Technology

AI's potential for harm is evident. The use of AI coding tools accelerates and gives access to every mischief maker with a terminal. This underscores the need for cautious advancement. We live in a world where you might sign up for electrical service at your new apartment only to find you paid a scammer a $300 deposit. When tools can create real-to-life mirages of entities we need to trust, it's dangerous for our future.

The Creator's Dilemma: Intellectual Property vs. AI Benefits

As an artist AND engineer, I feel the tension between protecting intellectual property and embracing AI's benefits. For example, AI-assisted coding is a boon for accessibility, but its use in creative processes like logo design raises deep ethical concerns. How excited would I get if I knew my brilliant design friends were being paid when their works were called upon to inform the output of my new creations? Very!

The Potential of a Paid AI Model

A paid AI model is not only feasible but necessary. It could ensure fair compensation for creators and lead to a more inclusive AI ecosystem. What it takes is for us to demand it, to wait for it if necessary. Don't get me wrong, as a dyslexic who never learned keyboarding, I can get so much further, faster with tools like this around to help. But even I would shelve them temporarily for a more equitable model.

Ethics and Compensation in AI: A Vision for the Future

The original authors' involvement in payment models is crucial for a just AI future. We simply have to insist on it, and that's problematic due to the complexities of game theory and competition. We won't stop p[processing AI because we know China will. We won't stop using OpanaAI because we know our competitor will keep using it (we assume).

Conclusion: A Hopeful, Humanitarian Future with AI

As we navigate the AI landscape, let's consider the long-term implications of our choices. The future of AI should be advanced, just, and humane.