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AI or real photo: It is a V&A object or an AI image?

We asked an AI to analyse – and then recreate – 10 objects from the V&A collections. Can you tell which images are the original objects, and which ones are completely computer-generated? It’s not as easy as you might think…

Question 1 out of 9:

Which of these is the real Portland Vase?

Black ceramic vase with decorative figures and leaves
Black ceramic vase with decorative figures and leaves
Question 2 out of 9:

Which of these is a real mid-1800s wallpaper by designer Owen Jones?

Wallpaper with red and black geometric shapes
Wallpaper with red and black floral shapes
Question 3 out of 9:

Which of these is a real 1968 chair by Peter Ghyczy?

Yellow polyurethane egg chair
Yellow polyurethane egg chair with folding back
Question 4 out of 9:

Which of these hats was really worn in the musical, Wicked?

Dark blue fabric witches hat with narrow brim
Dark blue fabric witches hat with wide brim
Question 5 out of 9:

Which of these is a real puppet?

Seated puppet of Mr Punch
Wooden glove puppet of Mr Punch
Just a quick random question – you don’t have to answer it if you don’t want to.

Have you heard of the V&A Museum (or Young V&A)?

[This doesn’t affect your result]
A photo of the V&A collection of a toy Jabba the Glob made by Hasbro for the Star Wars film The Phantom Menace. The toy is green and shows Jabba with a frog hanging out of his mouth next to a tub of Star Wars slime.

Yes and I love it! 15%

I already knew about it. 11%

Nope, it’s new to me! 38%

Not really sure what it is? 37%

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Question 6 out of 9:

Which of these is a real teapot from 1879?

Tarnished silver teapot with three pronged handle
Silver teapot with three pronged handle
Question 7 out of 9:

Which is a real shoe from the 1760s?

Women's shoes decorated with a painted floral design
Women's shoes decorated with a painted floral design
Question 8 out of 9:

Which of these is a real pattern designed by William Morris?

Wallpaper with repeating leaf pattern
Wallpaper with repeating leaf pattern
Question 9 out of 9:

Finally, which of these is a real gold ring, made around 800 AD?

Gold ring decorated with filigree
Gold ring decorated with filigree

Are you ready to get your results?