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AI can now copy your handwriting. We're concerned.

Tim Marcin


Jan 16, 2024

First voices, now this.

Nothing is safe from AI copying it.

Researchers at the Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in Abu Dhabi say they developed an AI tool that can pretty closely copy a person's handwriting. The researchers said that the model needed just a few paragraphs of writing to be trained. "[People] could not distinguish the mimicked handwriting from the actual handwriting, and it was satisfying to see that kind of validation of the performance," researcher Salman Khan said in a press release.

AI has proven relatively capable of copying voices and creating images out of whole cloth. Of course, handwriting was next up. Right now the model is primarily focused on mimicking English writing and is not yet available to the public. The researchers were recently granted a patent for the tool.