The images all seem fine until you start realizing there are an eerie amount of fingers and some physical body parts missing as well.
Artificial Intelligence was developed as a tool to be used across various fields, but rather surprisingly, it has also made inroads into the world of art. Be it script writing, or painting, AI seems to progress efficiently in developing its own unique art. A recent post on Twitter went viral after many noticed a couple of hilarious errors in the otherwise near-perfect-looking photos of people at a house party. None of the people in the images exist in the real world and are the work of artistic fragments of the virtual tool Midjourney. It is amusing and appalling altogether when one comes across vividly real photographs of these people posted by Miles.
Midjourney is getting crazy powerful—none of these are real photos, and none of the people in them exist. pic.twitter.com/XXV6RUrrAv— Miles (@mileszim) January 13, 2023
Onlookers were quick to point out some of the bizarre features of the images including elongated fingers and multiple pairs of teeth. The post shared is captioned: “Midjourney is getting crazy powerful-none of these are real photos, and none of the people in them exist,” as the pictures had another segment of it posted in the thread with men partying together. The pictures become eerie the longer one stares at them, as the realistic-looking faces of people tend to crop up with more than 5 fingers holding a polaroid, while in another the smile became the talk of suspicion as the pair teeth were not human-like for sure. Some people counted as many as 8 fingers on one woman's hand.
I had to be specific in order to get male-looking AI people—and even then, variation is a challenge. It definitely defaults to white people when you ask for “people”. pic.twitter.com/x3P0LKL7MU— Miles (@mileszim) January 13, 2023
At a closer look, the missing and insensible body parts of the party-goers become the laughing stock of the viral post as user Science is Real writes sarcastically: “oh great. more ways to create unrealistic body types, and make women feel pressure to conform,” to which the Tweeter replies: “The AI #bigfingersandteeth industrial complex promotes unrealistic beauty standards to impressionable young women everywhere—it’s ok to have a normal amount of teeth, and working hands and fingers. Don’t let society tell you otherwise,” sharing the spirit.
I agree it’s getting better, but the thing is, it’s good at giving you things that exist already. That’s why it starts getting worse the more detailed and unlikely you get. Try doing that same photo and try to add Homer Simpson to the party. It gets all kinds of terrible.— Southpaw Leftist (@SouthpawLeftist) January 13, 2023
The cups floating right across the hands, missing fingertips on thumbs, and vaguely designed outfits seem straight out of a psychedelic trance no one could have imagined AI could experience too. Addressing the representation of people who were all white, Miles writes: “I had to be specific to get male-looking AI people—and even then, variation is a challenge. It definitely defaults to white people when you ask for “people”. This is just the beginning, what kind of universe do you perceive AI will build next? Definitely not the ones with Dinos.
I think I figured it out—the trick is updating your prompt to assert that god is dead, we killed him, and thus we alone are responsible for the twisted creations brought forth from our minds. pic.twitter.com/JInZI4Awtd— Miles (@mileszim) January 13, 2023
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"Well, *I* love your Escher dress and off center neck!" pic.twitter.com/IB25xUVQIb