But with art generated by AI, legal issues only arise if the output is exactly the same, or very close to, the images on which the model is trained. In mid-October, Stability AI, the company behind Stable Diffusion, raised a reported $101 million dollars and earned about a $1 billion valuation. Looking for a cut of this market, AI startups are building off Stable Diffusion’s open-source code to launch more specialized and refined generators, including several primed for anime and manga art. “Kim Jung Gi left us less than and AI bros are already ‘replicating’ his style and demanding credit. Vultures and spineless, untalented losers,” read one viral post from the comic-book writer Dave Scheidt on Twitter. They’re a breathing, experiencing person,” read another from cartoonist Kori Michele Handwerker.
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