The power of AI compels you to believe this fake image of Pope in a puffy coat
news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 27 March, 2023 - 21:41
Over the weekend, an AI-generated image of Pope Francis wearing a puffy white coat went viral on Twitter, and apparently many people believed it was a real image. Since then, the puffy pontiff has inspired commentary on the deceptive nature of AI-generated images, which are now nearly photorealistic.
The pope image, created using Midjourney v5 (an AI image synthesis model), first appeared in a tweet by a user named Leon ( @skyferrori ) on Saturday and quickly began circulating as part of other meme tweets featuring similar images as well, including one that humorously speculates about a pope "lifestyle brand."
Not long after, Twitter attached a reader-added context warning to the tweet that reads, " This is an AI-generated image of Pope Francis. It is not a genuine photo. "