Can you tell which of these cover photos is AI generated?

Résponses Photo cover photo
One of these covers of this well-known French photographic magazine is an AI-generated image, not a photo. But which one? (Image credit: Résponses Photo)

In the days since DALL•E 2 became available to everyone, AI image generation has become so advanced that it’s difficult to tell the difference between real photos and fake ones. Réponses Photo, a french photographic magazine, has now stirred up even more controversy in the AI world, after the March edition featured a hyper-realistic AI portrait on its front cover. 

The cover image was created using one of the best AI image generators, Midjourney. Not only is the picture incredibly detailed, it has a believable depth of field, beautifully rounded bokeh in the background, is perfectly in focus and has correctly proportioned facial features – which is more than can be said for some of the Lensa generated AI avatars

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.