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Glamour Bulgaria and the AI generated cover shoot

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Cover image from Glamour Bulgaria edition. A blonde woman against a background of pink bubbles dominates the image and she is dressed in pink helmet, top and trousers. This is all AI generated.
AI generated cover from Glamour Magazine in Bulgaria

The July '23 issue of Glamour in Bulgaria features Lisa Opie in a shocking pink Barbie inspired outfit. Except it's a photo that was never taken. Instead it was generated in a machine.

As I understand it, Opie supplied a tonne of photos, which were used to train an AI and prompted to generate images. These were then vetted (check the hands - always check the hands) and tweaked before inclusion.

A few thoughts...

It's easy to dismiss the images in this "first" as looking a little plastic and artificial. However, we're still at the early stages of this evolution of Generative AI. They are going to improve, and we are going to learn more about how to tease the underlying models and tweak the results to get what we want.

Times are changing and we need to adapt if we're going to stay relevant.

Headline image courtesy of Glamour Bulgaria.

My name is Ross Hori

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