“Experts fear the technology could hasten an erosion of trust in media, in government and in society. If any image can be manufactured — and manipulated — how can we believe anything we see?”

– Tiffany Hsu and Steven Lee Myers

Generative AI puts the ability to create compelling images within anyone’s reach. Image flaws were once telltales of fakery or synthetic imagery, but continued advances eliminate these, making convincing pictures harder to distinguish.

The implications span from photography as a profession to trust as a human value.

The story embeds several examples, including a video.


Can We No Longer Believe Anything We See?
THE NEW YORK TIMES | April 8, 2023 | by Tiffany Hsu and. Steven Lee Myers