Artists & filmmakers explore the potential impacts of AI models on creators and their IP rights

    As part of the AI Fringe programme (30th October – 3rd November), artists, writers, film makers will join a panel of intellectual property (IP) rights and AI specialists exploring the potential impacts of AI models on creators and their IP rights.

    AI is impacting many creators whose copyright-protected works have been used to train AI models, often without their permission or fair pay. As the UK Government navigates its regulatory response, AI & Creativity: Protecting Creators in the Age of AI will bring together artists, writers and leaders working across the Creative Industries to discuss and highlight creators' unique insights and experiences, which are pivotal to ensuring AI develops to be fair and equitable for all.
    The panel will explore the challenges faced by creators in protecting their IP rights, how creators have responded to these challenges, and how the creative and tech industries can work together to ensure a fair and just copyright landscape.
    The event will take place on Friday 3rd November, from 2pm – 3.30pm at the British Library.
    Panelists will be:
    • Christian Zimmermann, CEO at DACS
    • Keiken, Artist collective 
    • Dr. Pogus Caesar, Artist
    • Matthew Blakemore, Chief AI Strategist at AI Caramba!
    • Dr. Hayleigh Bosher, Reader in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University London University
    • Lawrence Essex, Sci-fi Author, Screenwriter, Film Director
    • Justin Hackney, Creative Director / Filmmaker / Creative AI Community Founder
    • Molly Smitten-Downes, Art Director & Music Maker 

    The discussions will be chaired by:
    • Lara Carmona, Director of Policy and Engagement at Creative UK
    • Cristina Carmona Aliaga, Senior Inward Investment Manager for the Creative Industries and Innovation, London & Partners
    Christian Zimmermann, DACS CEO said:
    “The development of Generative AI models relies on high-quality content and input, and this will only remain available if we provide adequate protection and remuneration for our creators. As the Government convenes world-leaders at the AI Safety Summit we must work together to make technology work for us and not the other way round.”
    Cristina Carmona Aliaga from London & Partners said:
    “London’s creative energy comes from its unique ecosystem where world-leading tech companies such as Google Deepmind are a short walk from world-leading creative universities such as Central Saint Martins. When we add to this mix London’s unmatched heritage and cultural offer, the convergence of the tech and creative elements results in London being at the forefront of innovation when it comes to leveraging technology to produce engaging creative experiences, such as the ABBA Voyage Show, while ensuring AI is an enhancer of human creativity and not a substitute for it.”
    Matthew Blakemore, Chief AI Strategist at AI Caramba! said:
    "In the ever-evolving landscape of the creative sector, Grimes emerges as a forward-thinker. While giants like Universal Music challenge AI's role, Grimes licenses her vocals to AI, securing royalties on subsequent tracks. Conversely, while Shutterstock compensates artists recognising that AI-produced content is rooted in original work, other entities argue AI yields entirely new creations, negating artist compensation. Interestingly, the U.S. Copyright Office states that despite their originality, AI-generated images can't be copyrighted, as they lack human authorship. This backdrop prompts a central question: Does art reside in an idea's birth or the human touch executing it? As we intertwine artistry and AI, our objective remains: to safeguard creativity and bolster innovation. The Creative Industry AI Study aims to distil these multifaceted insights to inform future policy."

    For more information, visit AI Fringe programme.

    Posted on 31/10/2023 by Vanessa Giorgo