Photo contest fooled by AI image says bring it on: now it's AI vs photographers

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(Image credit: Digital Camera World)

Is this how Skynet becomes self-aware? It might be a bit tame for a Terminator prequel, but nonetheless the gauntlet has been thrown down and now it's literally Man vs Machine – in the form of a photo contest.

It’s been a little over two weeks since an AI-generated photo fooled judges of an Australian photo competition, taking home the top prize. Now the same Australian company, retailer DigiDirect, has launched a new photo contest – but this time, it’s opening the door for AI images as well. 

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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.