Incident 553: Google's Overview Panel for Artist Edward Hopper Featured Image Generated in His Style by AI

Description: Google's knowledge panel for the American artist Edward Hopper featured an AI-generated image which was purportedly created in the artist's style but was not one of his works, the image of which was removed soon after.


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Alleged: Google developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Google users.

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Khoa Lam
Tweet: @PennyNevilleLee · 2023

If you don't think visual AI is a problem, this is what comes up when you @Google Edward Hopper.

Top Google Result for "Edward Hopper" an AI-Generated Fake · 2023

AI is already rewriting art history.

When you Googled the famed realist artist Edward Hopper this week, the first featured image that appeared was convincing enough. A lone woman, painted in the artist's signature soft, muted style, stared …


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