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More thoughts about "" like stable diffusion and so on. As amazing as the technological progress is, there is a big long-term problem that we're not paying enough attention to: All these AI models are trained on _existing_ images, which means that they will essentially add no innovation. They will reproduce art in existing art styles. Either AI has to push its "creativity" by a quantum leap, or we humans have to keep coming up with new, revolutionary art.

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How does this translate to art? My point is that art is also a form of communication.

We make and consume art for two reasons:

First, yes, also because it's pleasant. Beautifully played music, a well-done painting etc., they're all worthwile in themselves. We like art because it contains ARTISANRY. This is the part that AIs can do well, and are quickly getting better at.

Second, because there is a human being at the other end. Because through art, we are communicating.

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Imagine an AI reads past newspapers and can produce realistic-looking newspaper artists. Is that AI obsoleting newspapers?


Because something crucial is missing: The connection to the real world. We don't want to read newspapers because of the way they are written. We want to read them because they tell us about things that other people have observed in the real world.

At most, an AI can help a human journalist to write the actually relevant content in a pleasant format.

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All that talk that AI can produce art and will soon surpass human artists is cargo cult bullshit.

True, they create music that sounds somewhat like Bach, pictures that look somewhat like van Gogh, they may even put a lot of people in the art business out of work. But that's irrelevant to the question.

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It's time for .

I'm a , functional programmer (, , , soon , user) and (differential topology, ).

Arts-wise, I love to do (have a look at and .

My philosophical and ethical viewpoints: I love and sentient beings a lot, I'm and . I think that, second to our ability to feel, our creativity is what makes us most valuable.

This week I:

🛰️ spent ages talking to journalists about the DART Mission, only for them to either not credit me or call my boss and quote him instead.

🏆 won a competition round and placed in another to now become an Australian representative at a large International competition, but got no press about it.

📡 was scrubbed from or not mentioned in all media releases about a huge grant project I spearheaded at work that is based almost entirely on my labour.

Most weeks it doesn’t get to me, but sometimes it is pretty depressingly thankless to be a young woman in academia.

this is my new favorite "extremely public blue screen of death" photo

(from which has several more excellent examples)

People shit on the way that KDE applications look and feel because they're "too Windows 7". But like... why is that a bad thing? If you don't like it then you don't like it, that's totally fine.
But can we not turn it into a bullshit turf war about your favourite way to colour and align a bunch of pixels? When clearly LOTS of people prefer the way that KDE applications look.

And when the design approach of "have an application menu" is far superior for some applications like... productivity stuff?

I'd rather use the KDE video editor than the GNOME one because it feels like someone who's edited a video before had input on the design...

Stop feeling personally attacked when someone doesn't like your brand of pixels and instead think about why they might like something else and what you can learn from them.

Stop focusing on making the _one correct_ design and instead embrace the fact that we're all different, all like different things, and maybe we can learn from one another.

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