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The AIR Project

In this age of technology, it is no surprise that the internet has become a playground filled with unauthorized uses of artists’ works. Monitoring these uses has become especially challenging for graphic and visual artists.

ARS is proud to announce that we are joining ADAGP, our French sister society, in embarking on this challenge by partnering with the Automatic Image Recognition (AIR) Project. AIR operates on digital fingerprinting, a technology that is able to recognize, extract, and filter mass data from searched images. 

In order for this technology to be operational, it must be based on a very wide database of images so that it can be as exhaustive as possible. Thus, we are launching a call for contributions. The more images we have of our member artists in the system, the better odds we have for getting money for our members from licensing abroad. If you are an ARS member artist, please send an email to [email protected] expressing your interest in the initiative, and we will be in contact with the next steps.

Watch the video break down of the project and learn more about AIR from our sister society, ADAGP.