I crunched some numbers (see here), and found that 54.7% of the last ~400 images uploaded to General that are SFW, are AI Art.
When non-ai art is becoming the exception, the amount of uploaded AI Art is clearly a problem, and with the tools getting easier and more popular, this will only become more of an issue.
That's not the only reason it's a problem:
AI Art is low quality.
- It's not hard to find AI Art uploaded today that have missing tree branches or are lower quality ai versions of famous photograph locations
- When you zoom into almost any AI Art upload, you can see visible AI Blur / Artifacts, that make them completely unusable for computer wallpapers, which is the main purpose of this website.
Blacklisting the tag is not enough:
- You'd have to teach every user how to blacklist - as you can see from it being mentioned all of the growing number of AI-related threads.
- Subscriptions still include images with blacklisted tags.
- Users without accounts can't blacklist the tag.
What can be done about it?
- Ban AI Art with visible "AI Blur/Artifacts" - this is a main gripe with AI Art, that it's low quality. One of the main rules is that uploads shouldn't be low quality, and this is just a continuation of that.
- Blacklist AI art for all users by default, including unregistered ones, and fix it so that blacklisted tags don't show up in subscriptions.
- Limit the amount of AI art you can upload per week. As most of the AI art are coming from a small amount of users, this will curve the floodgates of uploades, until something more permanent can be done about it.
- Add in a new AI filter, next to General / Anime / People, so that all users can quickly decide if they want to see it or not. By having a prominent filter button, this will also serve to promote AI art for those searching for the new medium, without disrupting regular users, so it's a good compromise.