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Valve Clarifies Its Stance on Artificial Intelligence

The company's goal is not to discourage games with AI-created content, as long as developers don't infringe on existing copyrights.

In case you missed it, last week, Game Developer baobaozi89 told on Reddit that Valve refused to publish their game on Steam because it contained AI-generated content, with the company noting that developers need to have rights to everything, including the images used to train AI models.

In response to the situation, Valve has released an official statement through VGC, clarifying its position on the incorporation of artificial intelligence in game development. The company expressed that it does not intend to discourage games featuring AI-generated content, as long as developers do not violate existing copyrights.

"We are continuing to learn about AI, the ways it can be used in game development, and how to factor it in to our process for reviewing games submitted for distribution on Steam," reads the statement. "Our priority, as always, is to try to ship as many of the titles we receive as we can.

We know it is a constantly evolving tech, and our goal is not to discourage the use of it on Steam; instead, we're working through how to integrate it into our already-existing review policies. Stated plainly, our review process is a reflection of current copyright law and policies, not an added layer of our opinion.

We welcome and encourage innovation, and AI technology is bound to create new and exciting experiences in gaming. While developers can use these AI technologies in their work with appropriate commercial licenses, they can not infringe on existing copyrights."

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