Webinar: AI and the Illustration Industry
A collaborative event, exploring the impact of generative AI on the illustration industry, organised by The European Illustrators Forum.
EIF invites to a free webinar where four knowledgeable speakers will explore ongoing developments in generative artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on the illustration industry.
A collaborative event, exploring the impact of generative AI on the illustration industry, organized by The European Illustrators Forum.
In this webinar we invite four knowledgeable speakers from across Europe to explore ongoing developments in generative artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on the illustration industry.
Welcoming special guests, Paolo Rui, Nurgül Senefe, Anna Karina Birkenstock and Francesco Archidiacono. We will discuss this rapidly developing topic from several angles, from individual illustrators’ reactions and commercial considerations to European Union wide legislative campaigning.
The event will be split into 4 bitesize sections, covering: 1. Life before AI – Paolo Rui, 2. Illustrators’ Attitudes and Responses-Nurgül Senefe, 3.Legalities and Copyright-Anna Karina Birkenstock, 4. The European AI Act–Francesco Archidiacono
Life before AI
Paolo Rui will discuss the status quo vs. how the illustration market may change moving forwards. With more new illustrators than ever before entering the market, Paolo will cover the necessary knowledge and tools that all illustrators will need to prevent their work from being devalued by generative AI developments.
Illustrators’ Attitudes and Responses
Nurgül Senefe will take a deep dive into different reactions to AI developments from within the illustration community. Sharing various viewpoints, from outrage to opportunity. Plus, how illustrators are staying competitive while also passionately protecting their craft.
Legalities and Copyright
The use of Generative AI raises many questions, especially around copyright and data mining. Anna Karina Birkenstock will give a brief overview of the very real legal issues surrounding generative AI. Plus, the initiatives of the German Illustrators’ Organisation and other creative organizations around Europe to help protect illustrators’ rights.
The European AI Act
Francesco Archidiacono will discuss the European Guild for AI Regulation’s (EGAIR) activities and achievements over the past few months, with a particular focus on the European AI Act (the first law on AI by a major regulator on a worldwide scale). Initially conceived as a tool to protect users, it has rapidly evolved to address global concerns around generative AI. Francesco Archidiacono will discuss these changes, along with possible improvements to current legislation.
The discussion will be chaired by Derek Brazell, EIF Co-President and Publications Manager at the Association of Illustrators. Talks will be followed by an audience Q&A. You can send your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link: at the end of the survey
Date: Thursday 14th September 2023
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 (BST) (15:00 – 17:00 Suomen aikaa)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: FREE (you must register to attend)
This event is being recorded and will be made available via the European Illustration Forums website at a later date.
Please also participate in this short survey about AI.
The results of the survey will be shared at our event on September 14th.
Illustration Credit: Falko Grentrup