The Rise of Fake Images: Can You Tell What’s Real Anymore?

The Rise of Fake Images: Can You Tell What’s Real Anymore?

The Rise of Fake Images: Can You Tell What’s Real Anymore?

A new era of AI generators is rapidly creating fake images that are almost indistinguishable from reality. Previously, seeing was believing, but now anyone can generate photo-realistic imitations with a simple click of a button. This development raises concerns about the future, where it will be increasingly difficult to differentiate between what’s real and what’s fake.

Earlier this year, an image of Pope Francis wearing a white Balenciaga puffer jacket caused a stir on the internet. This image, along with fictional depictions of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s arrest, was created using AI generators like Midjourney, DALL-E 3, and Stable Diffusion. These advanced AI technologies have flooded the world with a plethora of fake images.

In light of these advancements, we decided to put history’s most iconic images to the test. Within seconds, we created new versions of these images using AI generators. The question now is: can you tell which is the original and which is the fake?

Take our quiz and challenge your ability to distinguish between reality and AI-generated imitations. It is a glimpse into the future where visual authenticity becomes increasingly elusive. Prepare yourself for a world where the line between real and fake blurs, and our eyes can no longer be trusted.

For further insights into this unsettling phenomenon, read POLITICO’s story on the implications of a society struggling to believe what we see.

Definitions:

  • AI generators: Advanced artificial intelligence systems that can create photo-realistic imitations of images.
  • Photo-realistic: Resembling or reproducing an image in a way that is indistinguishable from reality.

Sources:

– POLITICO: “What Happens When We Can No Longer Believe Our Eyes” (URL not provided)



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