NovelAIDiffusion storytelling, image generation

NovelAIDiffusion is an AI model that generates images from text prompts, and prose from text prompts, to generate image and text-based stories. It can be used to generate characters and plotlines in a wide range of genres, including in the style of Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe. 

Developed and operated by US-based company Anlatan based on data from Danbooru, a two-dimensional illustration sharing website, and GPT large language models, NovelAI was first launched in June 2021 as an AI storytelling service. Its Stable Diffusion-powered 'NovelAIDiffusion' image generation capability was added in October 2021.

NovelAI has been enthusiastically adopted in Japan, where it is known for producing high quality anime, manga, and hentai imagery. It is unclear whether, to what extent, and how it is being used in other countries and regions. 

Operator: Anlatan
Developer: Anlatan

Country: Japan

Sector: Media/entertainment/sports/arts

Purpose: Generate stories 

Technology: Text-to-image; NLP/text analysis; Text generation
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Copyright; Employment; Ethics; Security

Transparency: Governance; Black box

Risks and harms 🛑

NovelAIDiffusion has been criticised for copyright abuse, potentially damaging human creativity, and resulting in the loss of jobs.

Copyright ethics

Genshin Impact art theft

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Type: System
Published: February 2023