The use of AI Images in Wars is Dangerous and We Need to Stop!

Egyptians shout slogans against Israel and the USA in support of Palestinians, in Cairo
Egyptians shout slogans against Israel and the USA in support of Palestinians for those killed in a blast at Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza that Israeli and Palestinian officials blamed on each other, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Cairo, Egypt, October 18, 2023. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The misuse of AI technology in the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has raised significant concerns. People on both sides have utilized AI-generated images to depict the atrocities of war, often without verifying the authenticity of these images.

One notable incident involved Ben Shapero sharing a picture of a supposed dead baby from Hamas attacks, which later turned out to be fake. This misleading image circulated globally before its falseness was exposed.

Palestinian supporters have also employed AI to create more images of babies, even though genuine pictures of the conflict’s victims exist. These AI-generated images have been used in demonstrations worldwide, including recent events in Cairo, Egypt.

While the intention might have been positive, these fake AI-generated babies have diverted attention from the real victims, overshadowing the plight of actual deceased infants and causing their images to be distorted.

Additionally, there are instances where AI-generated images of a “liberated Palestine” and Palestinians celebrating are being shared, often by Israel, as evidence of a positive situation. This manipulation of AI-generated content blurs the lines between reality and falsehood, creating confusion about the true state of affairs in the region.

It is crucial to remember the ethical use of AI technology. While AI has incredible potential, it should not be misused to fabricate images that can distort reality and hinder the genuine fight for justice. It is essential to remain vigilant and discerning when encountering AI-generated content and to prioritize the truth in any conflict narrative.

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Written by Raghda El-Sayed

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of and the crazy cat lady your mother warned you not to become!

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