DigiDirect, an Australian electronics company, often holds photo competitions and offers cash prizes. Last week, the company announced that the "UAV photo" taken by "Jane Axe" won the grand prize in the summer photography competition.
Well, it’s the one below.
This photo of the drone’s perspective is really good, and the composition and color are all top grades.
Unfortunately, shortly after the award was announced, a studio called Absolute Ai admitted that they were authors on INS.They cheated.,This photo is actually a photo generated by AI.
Completely hit the face, and the old eyes of the human judges were completely fooled.
This photo is currently called "the world’s first award-winning photographic work generated by artificial intelligence" by the industry.
The creator released the "acceptance speech" honestly.
Translated, it means something like this.
This week, we won the photography award for a photo of sunset surfing from the perspective of a drone. Although this photo is beautiful, it is not true. After learning of the award, we voluntarily confessed to the organizer and returned the bonus.
The purpose of doing this is to prove that artificial intelligence technology has reached a turning point, and it can pass the final human eye test, make an undetected image (no one has any strange feeling when seeing this photo), and even get high praise from photographers.
As time goes by, we may look back on this historic moment in the future.
Because, when AI penetrates into our daily life, the genie has been released from the bottle and can’t be taken back. We must adapt to this change.
Recently, we have seen examples of Chatgpt passing legal examination, business examination and physical examination, but few people pay attention to the influence of artificial intelligence on creative industries.
Back to our award-winning "photo" …
We took part in the photo contest under the name of Jan Van Eycke.
He is a painter in the 15th century, and is famous for creating works of art that have been stolen many times in history.
Or, to be more precise, the most stolen works of art … until now.
The surfer in our photo never existed. That beach or ocean doesn’t exist either. It is composed of infinite pixels extracted from countless photos uploaded by countless people on the Internet.
Every work of art steals millions or even billions of elements from paintings, photos and videos, thus creating novel and amazing new content.
It is not an exaggeration to say that machines have now surpassed human beings.
Our little photography experiment may be a turning point, which makes us realize that we are in a new world.
That’s why we named the controversial award-winning work "The Most Stolen Photo in History".
From a purely photo perspective, it seems that the AI ? ? creator won.
Because they don’t need to wake up at sunrise, drive to the beach, and then take off the drone to capture images. You can create this photo just by entering text into a computer program and lying in bed.
But the problem is that photography has never been an activity that only pursues imaging, because you can’t smell the wet sea breeze in bed and feel the splendor when the sun jumps out of the sea.
Moreover, considering that artificial intelligence images are not currently protected by copyright, these AI photos are not protected by law, and anyone can use them in any way they want.
In the past, many people always resisted PS, thinking that the photos after PS no longer belonged to photography. Now, more out-of-line AI has arrived, and PS+AI is also on the road.
How to define future photography? How to study?
Perhaps it is a question that every photographer should think about.