From Harry ordering a McDonald’s and Biden celebrating Trump’s impeachment to Mike Tyson wearing a onesie and Putin praying… can you tell the real photos from the fake AI photos?
It’s the burgeoning technology that continues to fool millions of social media users around the world – but how adept are YOU at recognizing a fake AI photo?
From the pope posing in a puffer coat to the arrest of Donald Trump on the streets of New York, images created by artificial intelligence are becoming increasingly convincing.
While some of the snaps are clearly fake and intended to entertain or make a political statement, some experts fear the technology’s potential as a weapon of mass disinformation.
It’s coming a German artist who won the Sony World Photography Award this week refused to accept his prize after the unveiling, his black and white portrait of two women was in fact created by AI.
Boris Eldagsen tricked the contest organizers with his entry, Pseudomnesia: The Electrician – a haunting close-up of two women in grainy sepia that won the creative open category.
Below are some photos of celebrities and world leaders, but can you separate fact from fiction?
1. An image of Joe Biden dancing in his office upon hearing the news of the impeachment of Donald Trump
2. An image of Joe Biden walking down the street
3. An image of Tesla founder and Twitter CEO Elon Musk on the red carpet
4. An image of Elon Musk walking hand in hand with a woman on the street
5. An image of French President Emmanuel Macron volunteering to clean up trash
6. An image of Macron being led away from protests by police in Paris
7. An image of Tom Cruise holding a penny while looking into the camera
8. An image of Tom Cruise on the red carpet
9. An image of Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting Chinese President Xi Jinping
10. An image of Putin at a press conference
11. An image of Putin praying while dressed in traditional monk’s clothing
12. An image of Kate Middleton in a royal blue ensemble
13. A side profile image of Kate Middleton in an apparent photo shoot
14. An image of Prince Harry cutting a smart figure in a dark suit
15. An image of Prince Harry picking up a McDonald’s
16. An image of Mike Tyson wearing a Winnie The Pooh onesie
17. See an image of Mike Tyson with his signature facial tattoo
18. An image of Boris Johnson wearing a black puffer jacket
19. An image of Boris Johnson leaving his house with a backpack in hand
20. An image of Lady Gaga in an exaggerated outfit
21. An image of Lady Gaga in Joker-inspired makeup
So which of the photos are AI fakes and which are real?