The weirdest AI art yet created using DALL·E 2

The weirdest AI art: an image of a model playing tennis with a tennis ball as a head
(Image credit: Neural Waves)

As if the internet wasn't already bizarre enough, the deluge of weird AI art created by image generators such as DALL·E 2, MidJourney and Craiyon is making things even stranger. From crossbred cartoon characters to surreal food, apocalyptic selfies muppet fashion shows and – erm – people with tennis balls for heads, DALL·E 2 and others seem to be able to create any weird AI art you can describe in their prompt boxes – with varying degrees of success.

Of course, DALL·E 2 and other AI art generators don't think of these outlandish things themselves and don't 'know' what they're helping users to create. They run text prompts through the databases of millions of images and captions that they've learned. This means the results are only as weird as users' own imaginations. There are plenty of existential concerns about where this could all be going and what it means for human artists, but AI won't be taking over the world and turning us into slaves yet. We hope. 


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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.