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Posted by Ray Tostevin Wed, 10/30/2019 - 12:52

Fascinating article.  I wonder if the value of the original AI-generated painting would diminish, depending on how many digital copies were made? Whilst Obvious may not be legally bound to pay Ian Goodfellow or Robbie Barrat for their role in the creative process, perhaps they might consider making ex-gratia payments to the gentlemen? Did the $432k USD go to Obvious?

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Posted by Becky Owen Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:01

Hi Ray,

Glad you enjoyed the blog!

In reply to your comment, Andres said: 

All money went to Obvious, and so far there is little indication that they will donate any money to either Goodfellow or Barrat.

The auction was, by all accounts, a bit of a freakish event, nobody was expecting it to sell for so much.