You may be wondering how to spot AI images in 2024 considering that AI image generators have improved so fast. Is it still possible to tell a real photo from an AI-generated invention? Or the work of a human from AI art made by a machine model? Well, it’s becoming more difficult, but there are still ways to spot AI art if you look closely, even with some of the examples that almost fooled us.

Recent developments have seen Instagram finally add a ‘Made with AI’ tag for AI-generated images, but its implementation hasn’t been without controversy. There’s also been a surge of interest in Cara app, a social media platform with an anti-AI policy. Cara uses an automated tool to detect AI art, but can the human eye also do the job? Below, we suggest several ways to tell if an image was generated by AI.