In the last few years, people have started using AI images for propaganda, fake news, and for creating misleading information. However, using visual content for these purposes isn’t a new thing at all. Even back in the 1960s, photos were used for propaganda during the Cold War. In this great video from Vox, we get to see how it was done.
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has treated us with another gorgeous image. This time, it has shown us Jupiter in a totally different light. It’s a “different light,” both figuratively and literally: Jupiter doesn’t only look different than what we’re used to, but the shot was also taken using ultraviolet light.
People have used self-portraits as a way to express themselves. With the advent of digital cameras, this age-old practice has taken another form: “selfie.” We’ve all seen and taken them, but despite their widespread prevalence, their underlying messages remain largely unexplored. A team of scientists wanted to explore selfies more deeply, and they conducted a study that showed that our selfies can be divided into different categories.
As if you don’t have enough real people you follow, Instagram is reportedly soon to allow you to create your “AI friend.” Some screenshots have leaked, showing a fully customizable AI chatbot. You can pick its age, gender, ethnicity, and personality traits. Want an “enthusiastic” or “pragmatic” friend? You can create your own.
Street and urban photography fans, we have quite a treat today. The URBAN Photo Awards 2023 winners have been announced, capturing the versatility, beauty, and sometimes melancholy of urban life.
A heartwarming video of a nature photographer helping a baby sloth reunite with its mother has gone viral on social media. It shows the photographer picking up the baby sloth, which had fallen out of a tree. He returned it to its mother, which extended her arm to “thank” the photographer. The video has racked up millions of views so far on different platforms, but not everyone is convinced that this was a friendly gesture from the animal.
Just in time for Halloween, NASA released a photo of a creepy “face” staring at us from Jupiter. Juno spacecraft spotted it earlier this fall, and now is definitely the best time to share it. It even reminds me of Edward Munch’s The Scream a bit.
In 2021, the Dog Photography Awards presented its winners for the very first time. Despite being a young contest, we absolutely love it, and we’re happy to announce the 2023 winners in the contest’s four categories. If you’ve been having a rough day, or even if you haven’t – these photos of our four-legged friends will make you grin from ear to ear.
The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year has announced the winners of its 2023 contest. This year’s overall winner is Spanish photographer Javier Aznar González de Rueda for his image of a stinkbug’s maternal behavior. Congrats, Javier, you’ve made me hate stinkbugs just a tad less! Of course, there are other gorgeous photos among category winners, and we bring you the selection and a bit more about this year’s contest.
I’m not gonna lie – AI-generated images are getting harder and harder to spot. They’ve become super-realistic, sometimes almost impossible to tell them apart from real photos. Add our short attention span to the equation, and the fact that we don’t spend too much time analyzing – and you get fake news and viral “photos” that aren’t photos at all.
But regardless of how advanced AI generators are, human reasoning still has an advantage (at least for now). And I’m on a mission to help you quickly figure out what you’re looking at. In this article, I’ll share some telltale signs that an image is AI, and I’ll share some tools that will help you confirm it.