John Mueller, Google Search Advocate, recently shared his “shower” thoughts on the use of AI-generated images on websites versus stock photography. On the other hand, Mueller points out that for general content embellishment, there is little difference between using stock photography and AI-generated images. He suggests that for certain topics, audiences expect real images, while for others, the distinction between real and AI-generated images may be negligible. AI Images, AR Models, And Consumer TrustThroughout the comments, Mueller answered questions about images, AI, and SEO. Mueller also offered another perspective: if real images represent an original source of content, AI images could represent scraped content.