Incident 451: Stable Diffusion's Training Data Contained Copyrighted Images

Description: Stability AI reportedly scraped copyrighted images by Getty Images to be used as training data for Stable Diffusion model.


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Alleged: Stability AI , Runway , LAION , EleutherAI and CompVis LMU developed an AI system deployed by Stability AI, which harmed Getty Images and Getty Images contributors.

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