We’ve already established that AI is capable of generating impressive optical illusions, but how effectively can large language models identify those that manage to trick the human eye? About as effectively as we can, suggest recent studies.

Tools including GPT-4V and Google Gemini have been tasked with examining various types of visual illusions, with the results proving that AI “seems to fall for many the same visual deceptions that fool people”. For more AI content, take a look at our recent AI Week coverage.