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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?

NO!

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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Since some time I wanted to write a series of commentary/pitches/kudos/toots on 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 !

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:

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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 manuelbaerenz.de/) 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.

Alexa and Google Home expose users to vishing and eavesdropping
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Police in California won’t be allowed to use facial recognition on body-worn cameras starting in 2020. Thank you for speaking out and supporting A.B. 1215, which @GavinNewsom signed this month! eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/vict

@tveitdal: Climate Cartoon of the day: Greta versus big fossils

— XR València (⧖) @XRValencia1 October 20, 2019 at 01:08AM - via @EsXrebellion

RT @Charalanahzard@twitter.com
You only have one life. Keep it simple:

• miss someone – call them
• love someone – tell them
• have questions – ask
• want something – try
• feel hurt – sacrifice the unborn to curse your enemies and their kin
• like something – share it
• hate something – ignore it

Victory! Last night, Berkeley’s city council voted unanimously to ban the city government’s use of face recognition technology.

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Es geht munter weiter mit der Übertragung von Gesundheitsdaten bei Ada. Bin ja mal gespannt, ob die TK zu ihrem Wort steht und die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Laden beendet.

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