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.
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.
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.
Since some time I wanted to write a series of commentary/pitches/kudos/toots on #webcomics I love.
Now is the time I'm actually going to start. I'll keep going every week on Wednesday and post another toot on a great #webcomic!
If you love webcomics and graphic novels, listen in. I'll cover The Meek, Gunnerkrigg Court and Unsounded, just to name a few. You might learn about a few new, beautiful webcomics! To find all reviews I've written so far, just search for this hashtag:
It's time for #reintroduction.
My philosophical and ethical viewpoints: I love #nature and sentient beings a lot, I'm #vegan and #pacifist. I think that, second to our ability to feel, our creativity is what makes us most valuable.
Many say that Genesis turned crap the moment Phil Collins left the drumming stool and Tony Banks chucked his old synths & organs in the beginning of the '80s. I mostly agree, but Duke (1980) is a fantastic album. Probably because Tony hadn't chucked all his old synths yet, and Phil could be bothered to sit down on the drumming stool again a few times.
Meine Eltern haben dann beim neuen Thailänder bestellt. Der hat seine Website nämlich aktuell gehalten.
Wie schwierig es sein kann, traditionsreiche Gastronomie während Corona zu unterstützen:
Meine Eltern wollten in einem traditionsreichen Lokal ihrer Stadt Essen zum Abholen bestellen.
Mit dem Smartphone öffneten sie also die Website, mussten sich dort eine PDF runterladen.
Sie riefen dann das Restaurant an, um zu bestellen. Dort die lapidare Antwort: "Sie haben die falsche Speisekarte geöffnet. Die aktuelle für Corona-To-Go gibt es auf Facebook oder Instagram."
Popeye was *not* the main character of his comic strip until he became insanely popular, Olive Oyl was. The strip was called Thimble Theatre and Popeye debuted ten years after it started.
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Playing piano since I can remember, doing improv theatre since quite a few years. Functional programmer (Haskell, Idris, Agda) and mathematical physicist.
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