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Anti-AI tool unveiled to protect art style

The Glaze Project, a leader in safeguarding artistic integrity in the age of artificial intelligence, announces the release of Glaze 2.0. This significant update to their free software empowers artists by further hindering generative AI models from replicating their unique styles.

Leveraging advanced machine learning, Glaze 2.0 employs a sophisticated “style cloaking” technique. This process introduces subtle, visually imperceptible modifications to images, effectively misleading AI models attempting to learn and mimic an artist’s signature style.

Enhanced Protection through Glaze 2.0:

  • Accelerated Processing: Glaze 2.0 delivers a substantial performance boost, particularly on Apple Silicon Macs equipped with M1, M2, or M3 processors. These systems experience a processing time reduction exceeding 5x when compared to the previous iteration. Additionally, performance improvements of approximately 50% are observed across a wide range of other platforms.
  • Increased Resilience: The “style cloaking” implemented by Glaze 2.0 demonstrates significantly enhanced resistance against popular AI models such as Stable Diffusion versions 1, 2, and SDXL. This improved robustness is particularly effective for artwork featuring smooth surfaces, prevalent in genres like anime.
  • Minimized Visual Impact: Glaze 2.0 prioritizes artistic integrity. The modifications introduced are now even less noticeable to the human eye, ensuring the visual fidelity of the original artwork is meticulously preserved.

Additional Considerations:

  • Glaze 2.0 remains a freely available tool, compatible with Windows 10+ and macOS 13.0+. However, the macOS version for Intel-based Macs is yet to be updated and remains at version 1.1.1.
  • The software operates under a custom EULA (End-User License Agreement) for user clarity.
  • The Glaze Project offers a complementary tool, Nightshade, designed to further disrupt AI models trained on images processed with Glaze.

This latest iteration of Glaze signifies the project’s ongoing commitment to empowering artists in the evolving digital landscape. By offering a faster, more robust solution, Glaze 2.0 equips artists with a powerful tool to protect their unique styles and artistic expression from unauthorized appropriation by AI-powered image generation.