These AI-generated QR code designs are pretty incredible

AI-generated QR codes
(Image credit: Future/nhciao on Reddit)

We've seen all sorts of weird and wonderful uses of AI over the last few months, from terrifyingly realistic deepfakes to expanded album covers. But while AI-generated QR codes might not sound the most exciting use of the tech, they're actually pretty stunning to look at. Oh, and they work.

A Redditor has shared a series of artistic QR code designs created using Stable Diffusion, mostly inspired by anime and manga art. And while they're a far cry from the blocky, simplistic codes we're used to, they're fully functional. (see our pick of the best AI art generators and the best AI art tutorials to get up to speed with the tech).

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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.