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Nightshade: artists' secret weapon against the abuse of artificial intelligence

A new way to defend artistic creativity: Nightshade and its conspiracy against the abuse of generative AI

Nightshade is a revolutionary tool that protects artistic works from abuse by generative artificial intelligences. It works by poisoning AI models, making results inaccurate and unusable for tech companies. Artists can take back control with this tool.

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Nightshade is a revolutionary tool that allows artists to protect their works from unauthorized use by generative artificial intelligence. Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Chicago, Nightshade allows AI models to be "poisoned", causing inaccurate and unusable results for technology companies. This tool provides a deterrent to AI copyright infringement, allowing artists to take back control.

How Nightshade works and its effects on AI models

Nightshade works by invisible pixel editing of artistic works before uploading them online. While these changes are imperceptible to the human eye, the effects are significant for the AI models that use these works to train. For example, an image of a dog can be transformed into a cat or a car into a cow. Nightshade can act on any similar concept, influencing words related to images. This “poisoning” of AI models helps protect artistic creations from abuse by companies that use them without permission.

The research team's vision and integration with Glaze

The team behind Nightshade aims to rebalance the power in favor of artists, giving them a tool to defend themselves from abuses by tech companies. Nightshade will be integrated with Glaze, another tool used by artists to protect their artistic style from AI imitations. This integration will allow artists to choose whether to "poison" the AI or simply hide their style. Nightshade is also open source, allowing other developers to make changes and create new versions of the tool.

The challenges and cautions of using Nightshade

While Nightshade offers an effective way to protect artistic works from unauthorized use by AI, there are some challenges and precautions to consider. For example, there is a risk that Nightshade could be used maliciously. However, the team believes that thousands of samples are needed to "poison" a large AI model. Furthermore, a robust defense against this type of attack has yet to be developed. Despite this, Nightshade presents itself as a promising tool to help artists protect their works from the abuse of generative artificial intelligences.

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10/30/2023 18:47

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