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Interactive quiz: How does AI generate images?

Image generative AI paints images from noise

Sophisticated AI technology can now produce images from text that are difficult to distinguish from works created by a human. 

TOKYO -- Image generative artificial intelligence (AI), which creates elaborate images based on text input, has garnered attention recently. Elaborate AIs, such as the Stable Diffusion model developed by a British startup, have been released to the public.

How does AI produce images? Is it possible to distinguish between a human drawing and one done by AI? To help people understand image generative AI, Nikkei has come up with a quiz that challenges readers to identify which of two pictures using the same motif is created by AI.

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