Paizo, the Seattle-based gaming company known for its popular role-playing games such as Pathfinder and Starfinder, has announced its stance against the use of artificial intelligence-generated content in their products.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the company cited the ethical and legal issues surrounding AI-generated art and writing prompts, and the potential threat they pose to the livelihoods of traditional artists and writers who have contributed to their success over the years.
The new language in Paizo’s creative contracts will stipulate that all work submitted for publication must be created by a human. The company also plans to clarify in its Pathfinder and Starfinder Infinite program FAQs that AI-generated content is not permitted on either community content marketplace.
Paizo is taking a firm stance against AI-generated content, stating that its customers expect a human touch to their releases. The company’s decision comes at a time when there has been a surge in interest and quality of algorithm-generated imagery and text.
The gaming company recognizes the integral role that human artists and writers have played in their success and looks forward to working with them for many years to come.
Paizo’s announcement may have a ripple effect in the gaming industry, as other companies may follow suit in taking a stand against the use of AI-generated content. It remains to be seen how this will impact the future of AI-generated content in the industry.