It turns out AI is bad at creating plain white paintings

Woman at an art gallery looking at a plain white canvas
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AI has come a long way and it's all getting a little frightening now that it's mostly conquered those pesky hands. You'd be excused to feel a little existential on the matter, but fear not – there's one thing AI has yet to master. It turns out AI's latest hurdle is generating a simple white painting.

With advances such as Sora AI and Nvidia's Blackwell AI superchip it sounds ludicrous to think that an AI art generator would struggle to create what is essentially, nothing. However, research shows that AI struggles with simplicity, generating a selection of overly creative images despite the most basic of prompts. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.