Please don't make me eat this terrifying AI generated food

AI-generated food images
(Image credit: Instacart/Future)

If you're anything like me, the photos in a recipe book play a big role in helping you decide what to cook. I haven't got time for recipes without photos – as my partner will attest, I'm not a confident cook – and photos at least give me something to aim for. But I'll take no photos over these AI-generated monstrosities, thank you very much. 

Delivery service Instacart recently added AI-generated recipes to its app, and it appears they're being accompanied by AI-generated images. We thought hands were generative models' greatest weakness, but it seems creating appetising food might be even more of a challenge for artificial intelligence.

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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.