Mimic anime art generator

Mimic is an anime-style art generator developed by Japanese software developer Radius5 on which artists can upload and customise their work to produce artwork in their own illustration style.

Operator: Radius5
Developer: Radius5
Country: Japan
Sector: Media/entertainment/sports/arts
Purpose: Generate illustrations
Technology: Image generator
Issue: Copyright; Employment
Transparency: Governance; Black box

Risks and harms 🛑

Mimic has been criticised for reinforcing unrealistic beauty standards, perpetuating cultural appropriation through stylised character designs, undermining user self-esteem, creaticcultural sensitivity, and the ethical use of AI-generated art, and potentially killing jobs.

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Type: System
Published: January 2023
Last updated: May 2024