Sorry for balancing part of AI.
A developer on Twitter is going viral after sharing what appear to be old-style snapshots of a house party, created using artificial intelligence. And if you stare at them too long, it won’t be a party that will keep you awake, but nightmares from the “uncanny valley” that will keep you from sleeping.
The pictures, posted by @mileszim on Twitter, they seem to depict fun and candid moments at a party. Although the faces may appear quite real, they are, in fact, amalgamations of countless faces conjured up by a machine.
To create the images, Twitter user Miles used an artificial intelligence platform called Midjourney, an independent research lab that creates images using a typed text description.
Although the images look legit at a glance, some of the partygoers are missing key body parts.
In one photo, which shows two women posing for a photo with a white digital camera, the woman taking the snapshot has what appears to be a severely deformed hand. Another photo of two women holding what appears to be a type of Polaroid camera shows even more fingers sticking out of the photographer’s hand.
“Midjourney is getting incredibly powerful – none of these are real photos and none of the people in them exist,” Miles wrote in the caption of his Twitter post.
Many of the women in the photo collection also have too many teeth in their mouths, and one was missing the pad of her thumb.
“Very soon the only way to know is to count your fingers,” wrote one user in response to Miles on Twitter. “5 and it’s real, 6 it’s questionable, 7 and it’s definitely AI generated.”
Another commenter claimed that AI was setting unrealistic beauty standards for women.
“Oh great,” they wrote. “More ways to create unrealistic body types and make women feel pressured to conform.”
“Well, it’s too bad that AI imagers don’t actually create art and will never replace a real person,” one person agreed.
In the same Twitter thread, Miles shared another set of his AI-generated photos, this time All the men. He revealed that you have to be very specific when trying to build AI-generated male figures.
These images, which showed a group of men using plastic cups to “cheer up” each other, had the same problem with the number of fingers. In one image, the hand of a young man holding a red cup had his hand completely separated from his body.
While sharing the footage of what appeared to be a group of guys at a house party, Miles noted that he found the AI generator to be biased, as its command for “people” seemed to default to white people, specifically.