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1 Feb 2024


Download of Nightshade Tool to Protect Art in 5 days

[Nightshade](, a tool developed by the University of Chicago, is designed to prevent AI models from unauthorized use of artists' works. It received [250,000 downloads]( in five days, showing artists' eagerness to protect their work globally. Nightshade alters digital artwork slightly, misleading AI algorithms. This follows their earlier tool, [Glaze](, with 2.2 million downloads since April 2023. The significant download numbers reflect a growing concern among artists about AI-generated content and the desire to safeguard their creative rights.