BKC Fellow Juliana Castro-Varon writes as a graphic designer about the effect AI image generators will have on a potentially unsuspecting public who might not understand how the technology works.
“But people have been editing photographic images, painting over them, cutting, pasting and doctoring for almost two centuries. Something is different now. Using techniques from AI — artificial intelligence — photographs can be manipulated without creators understanding how it happens. Everyone who creates images using pre-trained AI generative software needs to understand the process. Greater literacy will not only enhance creativity and temper fake-news paranoia, it will also make it harder to fool people with AI.”