Disturbing images show AI art still isn't accessible enough

AI art has been hugely controversial, but one project has investigated whether it could also have some little-explored benefits for accessibility. The artist Cosmo Wenman organised an experiment in which blind researchers used Midjourney, one of the best AI image generators

The 4,110 images they generated are often dark and disturbing. But Wenman hopes the study could inform developments that could allow generative AI to create a new form of accessibility for artists who are blind.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.