Wednesday May 22, 2024

How to detect AI generated images?

Artificially created images are rampant on Facebook, Instagram

By Web Desk
April 08, 2024

In the rampant age of technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken the world by a storm. 

The spread of AI generated content on social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram have become unstoppable, The Guardian reported.

So how to detect AI generated content?

Pay attention to details

Although AI generated content is a marvel, it often makes tiny mistakes such as adding an extra finger or a limb. So pay attention to small details in the background as well as the foreground.

Strands of hair in pictures usually have no clear beginning or end, and can look forged up close.


Image generators are not text generators, and creating pictures with elements that look like text is difficult even for AI. Look for misspelled words, letters that blur together and mysterious characters.

Strange textures

Repeated patterns, fabrics and textures are popularly difficult to render. In AI generated images, achieving a uniform size and shape is difficult as it often comes across as blotched.


An AI image usually has no understanding of 3D spaces. So look at the space an image is in, and the objects within it.

According to Better Business Bureau (BBB) the best ways to verify if the photo/video is real is to check the source, do a reverse image search.