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Viral Image Claiming To Show Sand Sculptures Of Virat Kohli Found To Be AI-Generated

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

Sand sculptures of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli sculpted by a child.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker noticed the unnaturally smooth texture of the purported sand sculpture, a telltale sign associated with AI-generated images, which raised our doubts. We also did not find any credible news reports of such an artwork created recently.

We then ran the image past Hive Moderator, an AI-generated content detection tool, which stated that there is a 99.9% chance of it being AI generated. A similar online tool, AI Or Not, stated that the image is likely AI-generated. Maybe’s AI Art Detector tool, too, said the image was 99% likely to be an AI-generated image.

Also Read: Opening Ceremony For Swiss Rail Tunnel In 2016 Falsely Shared As CERN Event

Result: Altered Media

Sources
Hive Moderation tool
AI Or Not tool
Maybe’s AI Detector tool


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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