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Shutterstock Has Launched Its Generative AI Image Tool

Gizmodo: “Shutterstock, one of the internet’s biggest sources of stock photos and illustrations, is now offering its customers the option to generate their own AI images. In October, the company announced a partnership with OpenAI, the creator of the wildly popular and controversial DALL-E AI tool. Now, the results of that deal are in beta testing and available to all paying Shutterstock users. The new platform is available in “every language the site offers,” and comes included with customers’ existing licensing packages, according to a press statement from the company. And, according to Gizmodo’s own test, every text prompt you feed Shutterstock’s machine results in four images, ostensibly tailored to your request. At the bottom of the page, the site also suggests “More AI-generated images from the Shutterstock library,” which offer unrelated glimpses into the void…

But, be warned before you jump on the chance to replace all your standard stock image favs with AI constructs: The idea of using artificial intelligence to pump out “art” is an increasingly divisive one. Generative AI is a landscape fraught with potential legal and ethical complications…”


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