Everyone On The Internet Was F...


Everyone On The Internet Was Fooled By This AI Image Of The Pope

Nessa Dinneen
Nessa Dinneen

12:45 27 Mar 2023

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We're a bit disappointed we're not going to lie ๐Ÿ˜…

Did you see the picture of Pope Francis wearing the gigantic white puffer coat? It originated on Reddit and it went viral on Twitter over the last couple of days.

It had everyone on the internet absolutely reeling. People reeling at his holiness's new drip and of course, a few East 17 jokes ๐Ÿ˜‚

Even when it transpired that the image was AI generated and therefore completely fake, the jokes kept coming regardless!

The image was created by Midjourney, an aritificial intelligence tool used to generate incredibly realistic - yet fake - images. Midjourney is also responsible for the fake images of Donald Trump getting arrested which also had people fooled during the week.

After it transpired that the pope's sick new style was in fact, not real, it had people worrying about the future of AI and the technology's ability to have us believe anything we see.

What will the internet be fooled by next? We all need to be on high alert!

Tune in to World Wide Reb, weekday mornings at 9.10am on 98FM's Big Breakfast for all the latest entertainment news ๐ŸŽฌ

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