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1 Feb 2024

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Download of Nightshade Tool to Protect Art in 5 days

[Nightshade](https://www.nightshadesoftware.org/projects/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](https://venturebeat.com/ai/ai-poisoning-tool-nightshade-received-250000-downloads-in-5-days-beyond-anything-we-imagined/) 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](https://glaze.cs.uchicago.edu/), 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.