Ah, AI art. The technology has developed so phenomenally fast that it feels it can’t possibly be only around 12 months since we started talking about the latest generation of text-to-image generators. No doubt, in another year things will have advanced even further, ironing out some of those strange artefacts that appear in AI art. But for now, AI image generators are still responsible for some pretty freaky creations.
If you’re curious about working with AI image generators yourself, make sure you see our collection of the best AI art tutorials. In the meantime, as we approach the first anniversary of diffusion models like DALLE-2, Stable Diffusion and Midjourney, we round up the freakiest AI art we’ve seen this year so far.
01. The pope in a coat
One of the most terrifyingly convincing AI-generated ‘photos’ of a celebrity we’ve seen yet has to be the AI Pope in a coat. Created using Midjourney, this image took the internet by storm and provided the perfect example of just how good image generators have got at replicating the likenesses of famous people. Only a year ago, AI images…