This AI-generated book cover is causing controversy

Book cover
(Image credit: Bloomsbury/Future/Adobe/Aperture Vintage)

AI-generated art has been causing controversy for a while now, with concerns over copyright and ethics plaguing text-to-image generators. Perhaps the most existential worry of all is the idea that AI could put human artists out of work – and while many still find the idea fanciful, we're already seeing examples of AI-generated art being used commercially.

Twitter users have spotted that the cover of a recent New York Times bestselling book features an image of a wolf head that, according to Adobe Stock (where the image is credited to on the book's back cover), was generated with AI. And this is potentially scarier than any of the weirdest AI art (see our pick of the best AI art tutorials to see how image generators work)

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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.