Uh oh, it looks like AI art has finally overcome its big weakness

An AI-generated image of a man holding up his hands created in the AI image generator Midjourney
(Image credit: Joseph Foley using Midjourney)

AI image generators have become a source of huge controversy in the creative world, but until now those suspicious of, or directly opposed to, the technology could take solace in one thing. Despite impressive advances, AI was rubbish at accurately rendering human hands.

Hands with an unconventional number of fingers became one of the main giveaways that could tell us that an otherwise realistic-looking image was generated by a text-to-image AI model (see how to use DALL-E 2 for more on the technology). Alas, it seems that AI may now have overcome that hurdle.

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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.