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Nuts & Bolts: Artificial Intelligence Policy

May 5, 2023

Nuts & Bolts – Artificial Intelligence Policy
Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm! We would be remiss in not identifying how it fits into GCU.
Here is an excerpt from this interesting article:
  • AI is impacting the art industry in many ways — namely by making creation accessible to anyone, influencing the art market and collaborating with humans to improve the quality of output. Source: In a world where technology is rapidly advancing, AI is now transforming the way art is created.
Here is GCU’s current policy on submissions created using AI.  Assisted and collaboration are the key takeaways. 
Submissions must meet:
1. list the AI site / program being used in the Note to Reviewers field
2. paid subscription to the site / program being used (MJ, Sparks, Creative Fabrica, Night Cafe, etc.)
3. if free to use program the artist’s post processing value add must be more substantial 
4. license / TOU must give you the commercial usage CU rights
5. must provide a direct link to the AI image prior to artist enhancements in the Note to Reviewer
6. images will be required to be AI assisted artwork and have artist pre / post processing, value ad, “no as is” which should be detailed for reviewers in the Note to Reviewers field.

As this area of creative works evolves, GCU reserves the right to change our policy on submissions based on AI creative.
Stay tuned on GCU artist Stephanie Laird posting on how she’s using AI in her creative works and greeting card images.


The difference is made in the details!



GCU Community Manager


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy Adamson permalink
    May 5, 2023 12:19 pm

    I regard art and design as primarily a means of communication. So how that art/design is produced – whether traditionally, digitally or using AI – is to a large extent irrelevant, as long as a human being is in charge of what AI produces.

    Judy Adamson

    • May 5, 2023 7:14 pm

      Thank you, Judy. We agree there a place for AI artistic expression and we are navigating how that fits here.

  2. mmandersonart permalink
    May 5, 2023 12:39 pm

    I am pleased to see that you are placing some restrictions on the use of AI. As an artist who has potentially had my online images scraped from my print selling sites by the AI companies for ‘training’ their algorithms, I obviously do not have positive feelings toward the practice. I would just implore you not to let this site get saturated with AI imagery as is happening currently at so many of the Print on Demand sites.

    • May 5, 2023 7:17 pm

      Yes we are committed to not accepting unadulterated AI content. It will be an in-progress process as to how we evaluate that in new submissions. Thank you for your comments and we share your concerns.

  3. May 24, 2023 8:39 pm

    Interesting updates here re: AI and Adobe products:

    Content Authenticity Initiative for content creation transparency

    And Adobe CEO sharing the comments of:
    “creative for all” and the goals of making the technology “accessable” and “accelerator”.

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