North Carolina State Fair Posts Hilariously Bad AI Generated Photos
I’m sure AI can do a lot of great things. I’m a little scared of the technology and resistant to it, however. Does no one remember the Stephen Spielberg horror film A.I. Artificial Intelligence? Did we not learn anything from that? But there is one thing AI certainly needs some work on: generating photos. And the North Carolina State Fair has gotten a lot of online attention by posting some hilariously bad AI generated photos. And when I say bad I mean BAD! These are supposed to be your “typical fair goer”.
And the longer you look a the photos. The worse it gets. That second one with the family? There is no shortage of things horribly wrong with the photo. The older couple looks possessed. I may seriously have nightmares over these photos. But even crazier than the pictures? People’s reactions. The post was obviously made to show just how bad the AI pictures were. But some commenters just didn’t get that. One woman wrote “This is weird. Don’t do this.” And mentioned there talented photographers who have pictures they can use. The fair responded to her comment saying: “We didn’t try to pass them off as anything but AI as a joke. They made us chuckle because they are so bad. We employ photographers here on staff as well as pay freelance photogs every year to capture the true essence of the Fair, as only a real human can.”
Another commenter said, at least this is one job we don’t have to worry about AI stealing. Lots of comments mention the hilarious broccoli sandwich. Never seen that on the menu at a fair! The more I look these NOrth Carolina State Fair AI Generated photos the more I laugh and the more things wrong I find. The child whose arm just stops? The other child wearing a watch that looks to cost more than my car? What a post NC State Fair. What a post. The photos have even made their way to TikTok where one creator posted the below video about the situation. I’ll leave you with that!
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