Warning, do not ask an AI image generator to do cycling

AI image generators have taken the creative world by storm in the past year, unleashing a wave of stunning surreal images created by text prompts. But certain subjects can still be a challenge for their algorithms. And it seems that includes cycling.

The website CyclingTips had observed the furore around the new technology and decided to put it to the test, asking several AI models to generate images of cycling-related scenes. Close your eyes now if you want to avoid a horror show. Some of the results look like the aftermath of a particularly horrendous Tour de France pile up (to learn how the tech works, see our guide to how to use DALL-E 2).

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Joseph 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 for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. 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, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.