Once AI Generates Most of the Internet…

Can it keep learning from data sets created by AI?

Adelina Vasile
3 min readJan 7


Not quite how it works in reality — Image by Dorothe from Pixabay

Is it a bird, is it a plane?

No, it’s AI.

Some people spend their days in their dirty bathrobes and get stomach ulcers worrying that AI will take their jobs.

But not everyone.

Some are having fun.

Take OpenAI’s account, for instance. They post all sorts of updates and AI-generated images:

Mad scientist teddybears with Dalle
“The Diver’s Discovery” — Danielle Baskin x DALL·E, @djbaskin_images
“A bowl of soup that looks like a monster” knitted out of wool, made of plasticine and spray painted on a wall #dalle (Source)
“A photo of an astronaut riding a horse” #dalle (Source)

Some of these will have you turn your head at 90 degrees and still not know what you’re looking at.

Others could make you run screaming and hide in the closet, waiting for the first blackout to shut down your computer.

What do they all have in common?

They twist the reality

They say you need to keep tweaking the prompt.

Eventually, the AI will get it right.

Because it works with two neural networks, one that creates the image and another one that compares it against real-life examples of a target image, from a huge database.

Here’s the thing, though.

Those target image examples that the AI compares its work against are manmade.



Adelina Vasile

Mother, educator, journalist, copywriter. I write about the things I need to learn myself. Check my Substack here >> https://undressingcopy.substack.com/