New data poisoning tool would punish AI for scraping art without permission By Cointelegraph


Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed a tool that gives artists the ability to “poison” their digital art in order to stop developers from training artificial intelligence (AI) systems on their work.

Called “Nightshade,” named after the family of plants — some of which are known for their poisonous berries — the tool modifies images in such a way that their inclusion contaminates the data sets used to train AI with incorrect information.

Examples of non-glazed and glazed AI art imitations. Image source: Shan et. al., 2023.