Techtonic: The artist suing AI giants

Techtonic: The artist suing AI giants - Digital

Generative AI is overhauling the way we work and live, giving superpowers to ordinary individuals to create smart copy and stunning images in fractions of a second. But at whose expense?

In this episode of Techtonic, host Chris Stokel-Walker speaks to Karla Ortiz, an artist from Puerto Rico who has drawn for Marvel, HBO, ILM, Universal and more. She has also launched a lawsuit against three large generative AI platforms, alleging mass copyright infringement of her work.

She tells Chris how she felt when she learned her artistic expression had allegedly been co-opted, and what impact it’s had on her, both professionally and personally.


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