I tried making photos with an AI art generator – and they won’t kill off photography any time soon

A photorealistic balck and white head and shoulder portrait of an elderly lady made with an AI art generator


Take a good look at the sweet elderly lady artistically pictured above –  real or not real? It’s hard to tell, isn’t it? 

If you know anything about AI art generators already like openAI’s Dall-E, you probably know they can churn out fantastical art with frightening efficiency, but recently they have also been hitting the headlines for getting better at making photorealistic images, like a drone shot of surfers on a beach that won a photo contest.