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Could artificial intelligence win the next Weather Photographer of the Year competition?

Hunt, K. M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1480-3755 (2022) Could artificial intelligence win the next Weather Photographer of the Year competition? Weather. ISSN 0043-1656

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1002/wea.4348

Abstract/Summary

It is a premise that would have been met with derision several years ago, but the recent rise of diffusion models and their ability to produce hyperrealistic images now prompts us to engage seriously with this question. Here, we use three diffusion models – DALLE-2, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion – to explore whether neural networks can produce realistic photographs of weather phenomena, and how to use their strengths in a manner that might win a weather photography competition. Finally, we invite the reader to take part in a test and judge which photos were previous finalists, and which were AI-generated.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > NCAS
Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:109017
Publisher:Wiley

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