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.
Q: Why do hipsters always burn their mouths when drinking coffees?
A: Because they like it before it's cool.
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Greta Thunberg is the Time person of the year https://time.com/person-of-the-year-2019-greta-thunberg/ The Power of youth
#idea crystallizing in my head: individual #lifetimeCurrency. basically, every participant has their own currency that is created over time (kinda like #ubi). the main criterium for accepting such a currency would be knowing that the issuing person exists (= is not a sock puppet).
i think of it more as a supplemental thing, not on it's own replacing fiat and bitcoin. perhaps together with #energyCurrency tho.
No Alcohol, No Coffee for 27 Months
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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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