AI Bill Gates presenting the first iPhone is as weird as it sounds

The world of deepfakes and artificial intelligence can be a bit scary. The thought of someone placing you in a situation you definitely weren't in via the power of AI isn't exactly calming. But, now and again AI throws up something that makes us have a bit of a chuckle, and this AI image of Bill Gates introducing the first iPhone, in 2007, is one of those times (the AI house party images from a few weeks ago is another). 

The 'photo' posted in r/weirddalle (see below) and presumably made using DALL·E 2 shows what looks like Bill Gates standing on stage, though zoom in and you'll see there's something not quite right with his face. There's a phone on the screen behind him, showing Bill Gates face (why would he be calling himself, or have set himself as his own background?). Of course it's not actually an iPhone, but an AI approximation of what a Microsoft phone would look like. And to be fair, it's not a bad rendition.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.