For a few months now, DALLE2, Midjourney, StableDiffusion and other artificial intelligences have been able to generate photos in any form, style and content – through descriptive text input. Since August, I have been subjecting these platforms to a creative stress test and for the first time comprehensively shows his artistic experiments and the current state of technical development. At the Winter Conference of DFA (German Photographic Academy), I describe why these disruptive techniques are a Big Bang for photography and society, the consequences of which we can hardly guess, why commercial image production is facing a mass extinction and what is good about it. And why the Old Testament and Frankenstein’s monster shake hands when it comes to AI-generated images.

The talk is in German but with YouTube’s automatically generated subtitles you will get what it is all about.