It depends. Kickstarter is first and foremost on the side of creative work and the humans behind that work. Whether your project will be approved to raise funds on Kickstarter depends on what those tools are, and how you’re planning to use them. You will be asked to supply this information in your project submission. If your project is approved by our Trust & Safety team, your responses to the questions will appear on your project page.
Projects using AI tools to generate images, text, or other output must be:
- Open and Honest: Disclose in your submission and on your project page
- what AI technology you plan to use in creating your work
- how you plan to incorporate the AI-produced content in your project
- Original and Creative: Disclose in your submission and on your project page
- the extent to which your project is your original work, and
- the specific elements you will be creating using AI output
Projects developing AI technology, tools or software must:
- Database/Source: Identify the databases and sources of content, or other data that your software or tool will reference or use in connection with the technology or tool.
- Consent & Credit: Indicate if the host or provider of the database or source has obtained the consent of those whose works or information are included. You should also note whether the provider of the database or source material has duly attributed the works or information used in the database to their rightful owners. Note that if the database or source provider doesn’t have processes or safeguards in place to manage consent, such as through an opt-out or opt-in mechanism, then Kickstarter is unlikely to allow your project.
Note that these projects remain subject to all other rules applicable to Kickstarter projects, including those which involve claims of copyright infringement.