"Creative experiment": A photo created by AI won a prestigious photo contest

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The winner of the main Sony World Photography Award has refused the award after revealing that his photo was created with the help of artificial intelligence. 

According to the BBC, German artist Boris Eldagsen's 'Pseudomnesia: The Electrician' won the creative open category at last week's Sony World Photography Award.

The black and white portrait depicts two women from different generations very realistically.


A representative of the World Photography Organization confirmed that during their discussion with the artist, he was informed that the photo was a "collaborative work" with an artificial intelligence. However, no one guessed the extent of the artificial intervention.

In a statement published on Boris Eldagsen's website, he refused the prize and admitted that he was an "insolent monkey". He also thanked the judges for choosing his image and making it a historic moment.

Boris noted that he used the photo to challenge the competition and create a discussion about the future of photography.



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