AI Generated Faces

I think I posted a few months ago about imagined busts for all the emperors of Rome. In a similar vein, I got these links from the Bad Voltage podcast, a tech focused podcast on my subscription list. Seems like these AI generated faces look almost human. They certainly look better than CGI faces from a decade ago, staring back at me from across the uncanny valley. However, when put up against a photo of a real person, they still lack something, a certain je ne sais quoi. Or maybe it’s when the computer generated face is wearing two different earrings?