Is it just me, or is it starting to feel a little like Terminator in here? We’re not quite at Skynet levels of artificial intelligence-led dystopia just yet, but the bamboozlement of AI creations is certainly doing the legwork to blur the lines between fiction and reality – case in point? AI’s newfound style icons.
To those of us new to the world of AI, specifically platforms like Midjourney and ChatGPT, it feels like artificial intelligence and its mind-bending creations have appeared from thin air.
Of course, that’s far from the truth, as the levels of, well, intelligence that we’re seeing these programs produce, as well as the huge potential they possess to evolve further, have been fine-tuned for years.
Now, however, they’re part of the zeitgeist, naturally blending into the hubbub of social media, leaving many to question what’s real and what isn’t.
Between photos of Trump being arrested, Pope Francis in Moncler, and a plethora of other AI-generated images of celebrities, it’s easy to lose yourself in it all.
While there are certainly plenty of dangers associated with photorealistic AI-generated images of real people, especially when so many are finding extreme difficulty in discerning reality and fiction, there’s plenty of fun to be had, too.
Thanks to Artazine, a new flock of runway models have emerged, seeing leaders in the tech space become style icons.
The images, which look like they’ve been plucked straight from Vogue Runway, see Elon Musk in ACRONYM, Steve Jobs in Hermes, Mark Zuckerburg in Dries Van Noten, Bill Gates in Kolor, Tim Cook in Versace, Jeff Bezos in Mugler, and Jack Ma in Li-Ning.
Clearly, imagination is the limit where Midjourney is concerned. While the memes flow, we’re in for a wild ride. Buckle in – things are only going to get crazier.