In a world where AI image generators can generate lifelike images of events that never happened, how can we ever again trust visual evidence of anything? How can we ever have confidence that anything ever really happened, even the most basic of events and historical facts? Absolutely everything will become suspect because AI will now be able to fabricate images that look identical to real-world photographs
>b-b-but they aren't that good yet, you can still notice the flaws which give away that its fake
Sure. But one day this won't be the case. 2 years ago AI could only generate gloopy, weird-looking meme images. Now it can generate stuff that's basically IRL quality, with some flaws. In a few years time AI image generators will almost certainly be able to generate images totally indistinguishable from real world photographs. One day they will be able to generate 100% realistic video footage as well.
How on Earth is humanity going to deal with this new emerging world where it becomes impossible to discern between reality and falsehood? For one thing, it now becomes impossible to record news and history. Even if you have photo/video evidence of something happening, you can't trust it cause it could just be AI generated.
But it will also affect our personal lives. Imagine somebody uses AI to generate a video of you committing some horrible crime, and it's 100% realistic and features an identical copy of your real life voice. How could you ever convince everybody that it isn't real?