Artist's guide to how to spot AI images is essential reading

AI-generated imagery has exploded online, and it's starting to become hard to tell if an image is real or not. With today's attention spans, we tend to flick through content on social media at a rapid rate, and we don't have the time to analyse every image or video very closely. As a result, there are social media accounts that seem to specialise in pumping out images that can notch up thousand of likes and shares but don't stand up to very deep scrutiny.

In a bid to stop the spread of such disinformation, a comic book artist has produced an illustrated guide to how to spot an AI image. The clear illustrations point out some of the smaller details that might go overlooked at first glance but which can be clear giveaways that an image was made using one of the best AI image generators – at least for now.

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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.