BackerKit bans Generative AI imagery campaigns

BackerKit bans Generative AI imagery campaigns

BackerKit has added to the growing list of platforms prohibiting the use of AI-generated content, announcing on Monday it would ban campaigns that used generative AI to create images due to copyright and artist compensation concerns.

Decrypt confirmed with a BackerKit safety representative that the new policy does include images submitted to crowdfund board games. ''[ October 4] worked best for completing the development of the policy, timing with notifying current users via announcement and ensuring that the rollout is logistically smooth for our team,'' said Decrypt's spokeswoman.

While backerKit does not condone the use of images created by AI tools, it will enable images that have been edited using AI tools.

In August, leading crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced that it had changed its policies regarding AI-generated images. The Kickstarter group said it prioritized user transparency, proper attribution, and consent, noting that humans and not just AI must be involved in the creative process.

Users on Kickstarter must disclose the use of AI-generated content, and a section will be added to project pages, adding that failing to disclose the use of AI can lead to a project being suspended.

Decrypt's request did not immediately respond to Kickstarter's request for comment.

Getty Images has unveiled a generative AI image tool that was trained on the company's vast library of owned and licensed content. The company says the tool created indemnified and commercially clean images.

Hasbro, the entertainment giant behind Transformers, G.I., was founded in July. Joe, and My Little Pony, were among those involved in the AI-generated images conversation when it said the company will use generative AI for future board games,clarifying that the tool would not be used for its iconic Dungeons and Dragons brand.

Since the launch of ChatGPT late last year, generative AI tools have flooded the mainstream, with companies like Microsoft and Google investing billions into the emerging technology. Generative AI allows users to create text, images, and videos using prompts. Many of these tools are trained on large datasets harvested from the internet, such as books, research papers, and images.

BackerKit said it would not comment on the details of the deal. We must acknowledge the immediate and long-term adverse effects that they may pose to the creators and creative communities we serve, he said.