AI finds optical illusions just as mind-boggling as we do

Coca-Cola optical illusion that appears to show a red Coca-Cola can on a striped background
(Image credit: Akiyoshi Kitaoka via X)

We've already established that AI is capable of generating impressive optical illusions, but how effectively can large language models identify those that manage to trick the human eye? About as effectively as we can, suggest recent studies.

Tools including GPT-4V and Google Gemini have been tasked with examining various types of visual illusions, with the results proving that AI "seems to fall for many the same visual deceptions that fool people". For more AI content, take a look at our recent AI Week coverage.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.