From Cyberpunk Barcelona to Neo Tokyo: 20 AI-Generated Cities You Have to See
These AI-inspired images of cities are created using NightCafe and MidJourney, two popular services that use artificial intelligence (AI) to create images from text descriptions.
An AI image generation service creates images using a machine learning technique called Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). To create images of cities, the AI is trained on images of cities, and then it can generate new images of a future city based on a prompt — a set of words or phrases provided by the image creator. The AI algorithm uses a feedback loop to improve the images it produces, making them increasingly realistic.
Created by Enlightenment using NightCafe in a daily challenge with the prompt, “Major Cities Reimagined.”
Created by 이명박 using Midjourney based on a seed image of Seoul’s skyline.
Genetically-modified Mountain Ecosystems
Created by dcb1952 using Midjourney with the prompt, “In the year 2200, advancements in genetic engineering allowed scientists to create towering, genetically — modified mountain ecosystems. Create an image of a futuristic mountain range filled with towering trees and lush vegetation, towering high above the clouds.”
Created by CdQ using Midjourney, with the prompt, “Cyberpunk city landscape of Barcelona, Chinese and Cyrillic neon signs, dark morning, cloudy.”
Created by EricEck using Midjourney with the prompt, “A huge Arcology High-tech architecture megastructure in a cyberpunk landscape of Neo Tokyo by the bay in winter. Highly detailed. Hypermodernism.”
Stockholm City 17
Created by PyzzlarN using Midjourney based on a seed image of a Stockholm Metro train between Gamla Stan and Slussen stations.
Created by fights4users using MidJourney.
Created by flowermid using Midjourney.
Created by Bryan_Price using NightCafe.
Kyivs’ka oblast High-Tech City
Created by Illia P using Midjourney using seed images from Brovary, Kyivs’ka oblast, Ukraine.
Learning From Our Mistakes
Created by MageHeart7 using NightCafe in response to a daily challenge, “The Year 2050.”
Futuristic City with Holographic Billboards
Created by Kimmi using Midjourney using the prompt, “Photograph of city, futuristic, holographic billboards, cyberpunk, foggy, photorealistic.”
A City For Plant Lovers
Created by Other w0rld expl0rer using NightCafe in response to a daily challenge, “Major Cities Reimagined.”
Nature Coexists with Human Civilization
Created by Momsuca using Midjourney with the prompt, “hyper realistic futuristic city, sustainable, futuristic technology and nature coexist in harmony with the human civilization, organic shape buildings.”
The Future of Tokyo
Created by Ramona using NightCafe in response to a daily challenge, “Major Cities Reimagined.”
Created by tigram1504 using Midjourney using a seed image of Prague’s Dancing House.
Created by razm967 using Midjourney with the prompt, “A futuristic cityscape, depicting a metropolis powered by AI technology.”
Created by Seb Morgan using Midjourney using a seed image of Clerigos Church and Tower in Porto, Portugal.
Future Street Market
As AI continues to evolve, you have to wonder how AI will impact how we imagine and design cities. If AI becomes capable of predicting the future evolution of cities, and the Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) that created these images become more sophisticated, we may see AI-generated images that accurately predict how a city will look and function in the future. It’s not crazy to imagine a time when architects and urban planners use AI-generated images to test new ideas and designs for cities, providing a way to explore possibilities and optimize plans before breaking ground.