The fight continues to protect artists’ content from being used to train AI without their consent. The latest rejection comes from IbisPaint, which announced AI Disturbance tool which interferes with the generation of AI images. The feature applies noise to the illustrations, which stops the AI ​​from interpreting or reproducing the art correctly. Another popular option, Glaze, corrupts data to prevent copying—but is available as an external tool rather than integrated into a creative program.

IbisPaint is a popular app for mobile and tablet users that offers over 15,000 brushes, 21,000 materials, and a stroke stabilization feature—among other tools. When a user turns on AI Disturbance in IbisPaint, the image they create looks almost grainier. However, artists can determine the level of AI Disturbance they desire (based on how much they are willing to affect the work) and adjust accordingly. In its announcement, IbisPaint shows that the higher the intensity of the noise, the less the AI-generated images resemble the original.

Users can access the AI ​​Disturbance tool by clicking the back button and then choosing to save the artwork. At this point there is an option to turn on AI Disturbance and adjust its intensity. However, IbisPaint notes, “the effectiveness of the blur effect depends on the AI ​​and fine-tuning algorithms used. This feature does not guarantee that the blur effect will be achieved in every situation.”