The Evolution of AI: Real vs. AI-Generated Images Confuse 35% of Americans


It is getting harder and harder to tell what is real and what is fake as AI generation software improves. Can the general public distinguish between real and artificially generated famous landmarks?

Concured, an innovative AI-powered content recommendation system, conducted a survey of 1,000 Americans to determine whether AI is capable of producing realistic-looking images. What better way to test it than with well-known landmarks that we are all familiar with?

The ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to produce realistic images has significantly improved, making it much more difficult to distinguish between AI-generated images and those taken by actual cameras.

Recent studies have demonstrated that AI-generated images can often be virtually indistinguishable from real photographs, which has increased interest in applying AI to photography and digital art. 

This is corroborated by the Concured poll, which found that over a third of Americans believed that all of the AI-generated images were their real counterparts and that nearly a third of people couldn’t distinguish the Eiffel Tower from its real counterpart.

AI will transform content and marketing. It is already automating complex tasks, personalizing experiences, and providing data-driven insights, leading to increased efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability. 

With 35% of Americans already being unable to differentiate between authentic and AI images, it already underlines the power of AI and the difficulty to detect AI created content,” Said Tom Salvat, Founder and CEO, Concured.

The ability to quickly produce a large number of distinctive images, which can be useful in sectors like advertising and e-commerce, is one of the main benefits of AI-generated images. 

It is crucial to remember that there are still flaws in AI-generated images and differences between them and actual images. In some cases, AI-generated images might appear a little bit pixelated or blurry, and they might not have as much detail as actual photographs. 


Left: AI 

Right: Real

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