In recent years, we’ve witnessed a surge in the production of AI-generated art and deepfake technology, which has had a profound impact on society. From celebrity deepfakes to computer-generated paintings, these advancements in technology have raised questions about the boundaries of creativity, authenticity, and the consequences of the digital manipulation of media.
Last Friday, March 24th 2023, the year of our lord, a picture of the Pope was posted to the subreddit r/Midjourney. The picture was of The Pope in a white puff coat looking fly as hell.
Once this image hit the internet, it took zero time for everyone to run with it. Once it hit Twitter, it was viral.
— leon (@skyferrori) March 25, 2023
And, yeah, it had a lot of us fooled.
I thought the pope’s puffer jacket was real and didnt give it a second thought. no way am I surviving the future of technology
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 26, 2023
Not only did I not realize it was fake, I also saw a tweet from someone else saying it was AI and thought HE was joking.
— Eddie Croesi (@MajesticImpact) March 26, 2023
But even once it was announced as a fake, people still had their fun.
Abraham Lincoln when he saw the Pope’s drip pic.twitter.com/qdQaRjTUW6
— JaValle (@JaValle) March 25, 2023
What do you think about all these ai pictures and deepfakes? Is this the end of society? I mean, it certainly is going to get harder and harder to know what’s real and what’s fake. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.