Argentinian Presidential Candidate Uses AI-Generated Campaign Poster That Gives Him Gruesome Thumb

From chainsaws to proposed cabinets of cloned dogs, the ongoing presidential campaign in Argentina is packed with enough chaos as it is — and now, as The New York Times reports, AI has found its way into the mix in a major way. Great! Before we even begin to consider the potential implications of what could be the first true “AI election,” we simply must know: who okayed this grisly-thumbed poster?? The poster in question features an image of center-left Argentinian presidential hopeful Sergio Massa, the nation’s current Minister of Economy, standing triumphantly among a crowd of admirers, his raised hand pointing upwards towards… the future, we guess? That it was generated by AI is no secret; per the NYT, the prompt that Massa’s campaign used to generate the image — yes, this is an official poster from an official campaign, not fan art — requested an image in the style of “Sovietic Political propaganda poster illustration by Gustav Klutsis featuring a leader, masssa [sic], standing firmly.” “Symbols of unity and power fill the environment,” the prompt continued, according to the NYT. “The image exudes authority and determination.” The poster has those general vibes, we guess, if you ignore the AI-generated ghoulishness that abounds — but unfortunately, ignore it we cannot. For starters, there’s the fact that the face of every person in the seemingly all-male crowd of admirers is mangled-beyond-comprehension nightmare fuel. We’re also confused by a machine depicted in the far-left background: is it a train? A tractor?…Argentinian Presidential Candidate Uses AI-Generated Campaign Poster That Gives Him Gruesome Thumb

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