Photo magazine's AI-generated cover just sent shivers down my spine

AI image generation has been causing huge controversy among illustrators, and now it looks set to do the same in photography. Until now, much of the focus of generative AI's abilities has been on illustration, but a popular French photography magazine has demonstrated just how far the technology has come when it comes to generating photorealistic images.

It's put an AI-generated image on the front of its latest edition, and most readers will struggle to tell that the image isn't real. See if you can guess which of these it is (and see our piece on how to use DALL-E 2 for more on how text-to-image AI works).

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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.