While debate rages as to the merit and validity of machine-generated imagery, a photography website has fired the first shots in the man-machine war by banning images generated using AI services like Midjourney and DALL•E.

PurplePort, a popular portfolio and networking website for models, photographers and imaging creatives, announced a blanket ban on “100% machine-generated images” so that the platform can remain focused on “human-generated and human-focused art”.

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