Should we be scared of hidden messages in AI optical illusions?

Just when you think AI art couldn't get any more controversial, along comes a new scare story. Not content will stealing artists' work and then using it to steal their jobs, AI art is now going to brainwash us with subliminal messages hidden in optical illusions.

That's the fear, anyway. A trend for creating optical illusions using AI art generators has led some to worry that companies, politicians and other powers that be could use the technology to influence our thought and sell us their products (see our pick of the best AI art generators for examples of the tools they might be using).

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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.