We will discuss this rapidly developing topic from several angles, from individual illustrators’ reactions and commercial considerations to European Union wide legislative campaigning. The event will be split into four sections.
Life before AI
Paolo Rui will discuss the status quo vs. how the illustration market may change moving forwards. With more new illustrators than ever before entering the market, Paolo will cover the necessary knowledge and tools that all illustrators will need to prevent their work from being devalued by generative AI developments.
Nurgül Senefe will take a deep dive into different reactions to AI developments from within the illustration community. Sharing various viewpoints, from outrage to opportunity. Plus, how illustrators are staying competitive while also passionately protecting their craft.
Legalities and Copyright
The use of Generative AI raises many questions, especially around copyright and data mining. Anna Karina Birkenstock will give a brief overview of the very real legal issues surrounding generative AI. Plus, the initiatives of the German Illustrators’ Organisation and other creative organizations around Europe to help protect illustrators’ rights.
The European AI Act
Francesco Archidiacono will discuss the European Guild for AI Regulation’s (EGAIR) activities and achievements over the past few months, with a particular focus on the European AI Act (the first law on AI by a major regulator on a worldwide scale). Initially conceived as a tool to protect users, it has rapidly evolved to address global concerns around generative AI. Francesco Archidiacono will discuss these changes, along with possible improvements to current legislation.
The discussion will be chaired by Derek Brazell, EIF Co-President and Publications Manager at the Association of Illustrators. Talks will be followed by an audience Q&A. You can send your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Thursday 14th September 2023
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 (BST)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: FREE (you must register to attend)