The golden age of AI-generated art is here. It’s going to get weird

What is the face of the man behind the apple? For almost 60 years, the figure wearing a sombre suit and bowler hat in René Magritte’s painting “The Son of Man” has been obscured by a polished green apple. His facial features were intended to remain a mystery, the fruit an artistic provocation. Today, using new technology, 23-year-old digital artist Josephine Miller can roll the apple away.

Miller tilts her laptop towards me in the hushed café of the British Library in London to show how she used Dall-E 2, software that generates images using artificial intelligence (AI), to remove

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