This weird camera turns photos straight into AI art

A compact AI camera
(Image credit: Kyle Goodrich on Twitter)

AI art is cropping up everywhere. And if the explosion of AI image generators weren't enough, an engineer has just designed a bizarre compact 'AI camera' that turns shots of real scenes straight into novelty AI-generated images.

DreamGenerator runs Stable Diffusion (see our pick of the best AI art generators) to transform images as soon as they're taken. Described as "a toy that sparks new ideas and adds an unexpected twist to everyday photography", it provides 30 themes to choose from. But why?

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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.