Horrible cliché stock photography. It’s certainly not limited to the topic of artificial intelligence, but yeah… it’s pretty bad, and it’s approaching the scale of Customer Service Girl.
Interesting read, and it points out a real problem in the design industry. Conveying an idea with the use of stock photography is nothing new, but finding the right photo to do it is time-consuming and in some cases nearly impossible. Designers have been battling the infamous “customer service girl on phone” problem for decades… and the best photographers have come up with is to switch from a corded phone to a headset for the models.