I asked A.I. to recreate classic children’s book covers and, uh, it didn’t go well.
Recently I’ve been seeing these artificial intelligence (A.I.) art sites popping up online. The idea is, you type in what you want to see, and A.I. interprets your words into a picture. Of course, my mind went to children’s books. So I gave it a shot.
I expected hilarious results, but I didn’t quite anticipate the often horrifying results. So if you’re easily creeped out, this might not be the post for you. I’m just saying, you may not be able to unsee some of these. Maybe you can consider it an early Halloween post?
Let’s begin . . .
I asked for a book about a big red dog titled Clifford. AI made this.
I asked for a book about a boy wizard titled Harry Potter. AI made this.
I asked for a book about a police officer dog titled Dog Man, AI made this.
I asked for a book about cows that type titled Click, Clack, Moo. AI made this.
I asked for a book about a pigeon who wants to drive a bus titled Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! AI made this.
I asked for a book with a green cover showing a boy catching an apple from a tree, titled The Giving Tree. AI made this.
I asked for a book with a bear wearing a red triangle hat, titled I Want My Hat Back. AI made this.
And finally, I asked for a book with a doughnut man with sprinkles, titled Arnie the Doughnut. AI made this.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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