Will the widespread blacklisting of AI art be sustained to 2028?
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Since AI art is unpopular among artists, most places commissioning art have formally or informally blacklisted AI-generated art.

I've seen recent announcements ruling out AI-assisted artwork from the local animation festival as well as Wizards of the Coast (ruling it out for D&D and MTG).

Two recent scandals have revolved around cover art (Tor and Clarkesworld) which was accused of being AI-assisted, prompting immediate apologies from both. There was something involving Blizzard recently which I didn't pay attention to...


I think CCGs are a good litmus test because they commission such a high volume of artwork. Since one scenario is that human art survives only as a "luxury good" I'll look at the state of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th most popular, and if AI-generated artworks are used in half or more, resolve YES.

With regards to "AI-generated" vs. "AI-assisted," I'll draw the line at characters' faces. If, for example, AI-assisted textures and backgrounds are permitted, but you cannot openly submit an artwork where an AI generated the character's face, I'll count that as AI art being blacklisted.

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The Wizards CEO or some other higher-up recently made a vague comment about thinking AI art could be a part of their product in the future.

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@IsaacKing Sorry, missed the notification for this comment. Is there anything in particular you'd like clarified?

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I think CCGs are a good litmus test because they commission such a high volume of artwork. Since one scenario is that human art survives only as a "luxury good" I'll look at the state of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th most popular, and if AI-generated artworks are used in half or more, resolve YES.

As an aside, I would bet that MtG is just about the last tcg to go over to team AI art.

Even more of an aside, is it just me or has MtG art gotten drastically worse in the last year or two?

@MichaelWheatley What happens if humans draw the main parts of the image, but AI does the background? What if all the card art is still human-made, but they use AI to help with marketing materials?

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both of those still count as blacklisted

AI art tools are starting to be integrated into standard digital art software like Photoshop. As the boundaries continue to blur there's no way organizations will be able to maintain this hard line stance. What, there's going to be a set of blacklisted editing tools within Photoshop, with additional gray-listed tools that can only be used in specific situations?

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@jonsimon That's a good point. I'm surprised Photoshop isn't being boycotted yet.

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