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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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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.

It's not what you thought it is, you dirty pervert

Deutschland muss die Tromsö-Konvention unterzeichnen. Der völkerrechtliche Vertrag sichert einen Mindeststandard an Informationsfreiheit. Würde Deutschland die Konvention unterzeichnen, wäre klar: Die Informationsfreiheit geht nicht mehr so einfach weg.

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"Der rassistische Anschlag in Hanau habe sie dazu bewegt, überhaupt für den Bundestag zu kandidieren, erzählt sie. Damals habe sie zuerst überlegt, ob sie mit ihrem Mann und ihrem Sohn das Land verlassen soll. Sie entschied dann aber zu bleiben und für eine bessere Zukunft zu kämpfen."
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@Erdrandbewohner Otto, der Faule, auf's Sofa gegossen,
hat eine Schokoladenzigarre genossen.
Und mit Vergnügen zugeschaut,
wie der eine dem anderen den Podex verhaut.

depol, wahl 

Demokratie wird in diesem Haushalt groß geschrieben: Mitbewohnerin kam gerade vom feiern, hat ihre Wahlbenachrichtigung geholt und war als Erste wählen damit sie nicht verschläft 😂
#wahl2021

Im Birdland geklaut

SchwanzusLongus....

"Findest du das etwa pesonders lustig, wenn ich sage: KLIMA KATASTROPHE?"

Und wieder beginnt ein neuer Tag im Land der föderierten Rüsseltiere.

Guten Morgen liebe Herde!
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"Look what's there!"
"What is there?"
"The new day!"

#steinschmätzer #vogelflausch

Idea: FFP2 mask in form of a fez, so you can wear it on your head while not in use

Favourite typo of today:

> Lying in a 4-manifold, a small neighborhood of a fixed point in T4 is a 4-dick D4 [...]

"Examining btrfs, Linux’s perpetually half-finished filesystem" by Jim Salter arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

Interesting deep-dive. I only dabble as a hobbyist sysadmin, so I'm glad this isn't something I ever tinkered with.

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