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.
✨ Happy Goblin Week ✨
Welcome to GoblinFest, the first-ever world-wide Goblin culture and pride festival! Please remember to avoid the gaze of our dark and briny goddess Zogmugot unless you're certain you'll be found worthy. Carnivorous pets, tallfolk, and bonfires should be strictly supervised at all times for your own safety... but hey, we aren't cops. Dock your boat wherever, and get partying!
Deep Decarbonization: A Realistic Way Forward on Climate Change
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Nice summary of what foods cause how much CO2/greenhouse emissions: https://ourworldindata.org/food-choice-vs-eating-local
TL;DR: Stop eating beef, other meat and dairy, don't worry so much about avocados and bananas.
A Reply to Let’s stop copying C
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Tipp des Tages: tldr¹ anstelle von manpages.
"tldr" ist ein nettes kleines Tool für den Terminal, welches im Gegensatz zu "man" eine auf das wesentliche verkürzte Hilfe ausgibt. Sollte die verkürzte Ausgabe nicht ausreichen kann man immer noch "man" verwenden, aber die häufigsten Optionen sollten von "tldr" abgedeckt sein.
@email@example.com “I don’t want realism, I want magic!”~Tennessee Williams
“The Albatross”, oil on panel, 10”x30”, private collection.
I have to admit solving every minor scripting problem I have in #Haskell can be a bit time consuming, but
a) I am getting faster
b) I am learning a lot
c) the resulting scripts feel high quality and robust
d) it‘s really easy and quick to extend the solution into something more feature rich
The point d) is what amazes me the most. Once you have a working prototype refactoring and extending it is really fast and the fear of breaking what you already have is really small.
Haskell Problems for a New Decade
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From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22124929)
This is GDPR in action. Wow.
SaveDotOrg Protest at ICANN
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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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