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I won an AI image award with a real photo to show we’re not adapting to the technology fast enough. Then it was my turn to be surprised

I won an AI image award with a real photo to show we’re not adapting to the technology fast enough. Then it was my turn to...
While we shouldn’t demonize artificial intelligence, our plodding adaptation to it bodes ill, argues artist Miles Astray.

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Multidisciplinary artist Miles Astray recently made headlines by entering a real photo into an AI category of a prestigious international photo competition. The photo, titled Flamingone, depicted a seemingly headless flamingo that was actually scratching its belly. Despite the deception, the photo won the people's choice award and finished among the jury's winners. Astray's stunt highlights the ethical implications of AI-generated content and the need for society to adapt to the new normal. The reaction to Astray's win has been overwhelmingly positive, with many seeing it as a powerful message about the future of content creation in the age of AI. The artist hopes that his win will bring awareness and a message of hope to many creatives worried about AI.

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