So check this out, man. There’s some crazy stuff going on with AI-generated images of this whole Israel-Hamas conflict. Apparently, some of these gnarly pics are being sold on Adobe’s stock image library, and get this – some news publishers are actually buying and using these fake photos in their articles as if they were real!
Last year, Adobe said they would start selling images made using machine-learning tools through their stock library, and the artists who create these images would get a cut of the profits. So, now people are using text-to-image tools to make these fake images, and some of them are all about the war between Israel and Hamas. And here’s the kicker – these photos are being labeled as “generated by AI” when they’re in the library, but that label isn’t always carried over when the pics are downloaded and posted elsewhere online.
And guess what? It’s not just some small-time outlets using these pics – even Crikey, an Aussie news title, fell for it, man! They used an AI-generated image in their article thinking it was real. And there’s a bunch of other similar war-related fake images floating around too.
Now, experts have been warning about how AI could be used to spread misinformation, and it’s getting harder and harder to tell what’s real and what’s fake online. But there are some organizations trying to tackle this issue, like the Content Authenticity Initiative. They’re working on something called Content Credentials that could show the source of an image, whether it was made by a human or AI.
But here’s the deal – this whole thing is still a work in progress. It’s gonna take cooperation from a bunch of different groups to make it work like they want. And Adobe, they’re saying they’re all about fighting misinformation and they’re working on this too.
But hey, we’ll see how this all plays out, man. This is some wild stuff.