Many teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from the past month on my writer’s blog, WordDreams.
Here is one of the most popular posts:
AI-generated art is a game-changer for writers doing their own marketing and newsletters. I was reminded of this when I received a newsletter from a good blogger friend Luciana Cavallaroauthor of fantastic historical fiction centered in ancient Rome. She sent out a newsletter and wanted to include an image of a coach being hit in the face by a volleyball (don’t ask, it’s complicated). The closest she could get was this image:
I accepted his challenge to find a better image and turned to SLAB, one of the new platforms where AI generates art. Here’s what I got in about a minute:
This is new legal territory, but the current thinking is that these images are free to use, do not belong to anyone, similar to the legal permissions granted by public domain images. Here is an infogram explaining this, taken from the DALL-E Terms of Service:
If you want more details, check out this Tokenized article.
Admittedly, this is a confusing area of law. OpenAI (creator of ChatGPT and DALL-E) suggests this:
If you wish to quote DALL·E, we recommend including wording such as “This image was created with the assistance of DALL·E 2” or “This image was generated with the assistance of AI” .
Sounds good to me, at least for now. Consider my four so rated photos.
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over 100 technical resources, including a K-12 Technology Program, K-8 keyboard program, K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in technical education, master teacher, webmaster for four blogs, a Voice of the Amazon VineCASW presentation editor, freelance journalist on technology education topics and author of technology thrillers, Chase a submarine And twenty four days. You can find his resources at Structured learning.