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AI-generated art is booming - but who really owns it?

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While AI-generated artworks are fetching huge sums in auctions, it has fuelled concerns over the ethical and legal implications of co-creating art with machines. Image: Unsplash/DeepMind

Joanna Gill
Europe Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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A piece of AI-generated art created by Edmond de Belamy.
A piece of AI-generated art created by Edmond de Belamy, sold at auction for $432,000 in 2018. Image: Obvious_art/Instagram.

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A visitor wears virtual glasses during a visit at St Bavo's Cathedral where Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck's 15th century masterpiece. Image: REUTERS/Yves Herman.


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