June 6, 2023

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What does a photographer’s rejection of a prestigious international award have to do with artificial intelligence?

  • Paul Glenn
  • Entertainment reporter

Image copyright Boris Eldozen

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Can you tell this isn’t a real photo?

A photographer who has won one of the most important international photography awards has sparked controversy by refusing to accept his award, claiming that his image was actually produced by artificial intelligence.

German artist Boris Eldakson’s film “Pseudomania: The Electrician” won the Sony World Photo Contest in the open creativity category last week.

He said he used the photo to test competition, which created a debate about the future of photography.

Competition organizers told BBC News that Eldagin had misled them about the extent of AI’s role in making the film.