Artificial intelligence has made it easier than ever to produce images that look completely real but are totally fake. Icons8 is a company who wants to put these types of pictures to use, and so they’ve created Generated Photos, a resource of 100,000 AI-generated faces that are royalty-free. Although there are some portraits that look glitchy (and therefore fake), there are many more that could rival the real people you see in stock photos.
Icons8 intends for their AI portraits to be used in a variety of ways—many of which are ideal for digital designers. Their free images can be used for web and mobile applications, email newsletters, landing pages, user avatars, and more. They offer a range of ages, facial shapes, and ethnicities, but they are all consistently sized and lit. This makes it easy to compile multiple people into one image or incorporate them into the same project.