Mind-blowing image reveals how AI art has progressed in 1 year

Two AI-generated images of Donald Trump playing basketball with Barack Obama
(Image credit: ainterestingaf on Instagram)

AI was arguably the most contentious topic in the world of art and design last year, and looks set to retain the same honour in 2023. Text-to-image generators have been causing controversy for a while now – but perhaps lost in all the noise is just how much they've developed in the last 12 months alone.

An Instagram post has revealed the stark contrast between the text-to-image capabilities of AI model Midjourney in March 2022 and March 2023. And the difference is, somewhat terrifyingly, night and day. (Wondering what all the fuss is about? Check out the weirdest images created with AI, and see our pick of the best AI art tutorials and our guide to how to use DALL-E 2 for more on text-to-image generators).

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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.