Inspired by a certain professor of mine, I’m interested in this. As we approach this era of unreality, high definition everything, digital classrooms and virtual friends, will we see a sort of social shift towards nostalgia?
Towards grainy films, potato quality photos, low fidelity music, and an anti-modernism mentality?
I’m honestly not sure where I fall. I’m both excited, in a weird predatory way, and terrified in an obvious human sort of way.
It’s not the surface losses that I fear. That’s nothing. Jobs – whatever, we’ll adapt.
As a matter of fact, Machine Learning is booming in the wake of the technological influx of late.
There are anti-AI campaigns being held across various domains. For artists: it’s war. For authors: it’s a tedious annoyance in the road to actually succeeding in the most microscopic of lengths in achieving a coveted position among the .000295% of best-sellers. For humanity: this is a pivotal shift. You took notice of the news mentioning our literal polar shift. Perhaps consequence, but nonetheless interesting to note.
I don’t agree with how AI is being utilized so incorrectly. It’s not meant to deconstruct what we have created. However, because humankind is by nature destructive, what could we expect from Machines that we teach?
The only weapon for us is a good defense. We cannot stop what has been done, but for those that care – they won’t feed into the dark side. The real dark side.
Ooookkkaaayyyy. That got deep, back to the main pitch:
What if you looked into your mother’s eyes, but couldn’t decipher if it were actually her or not? Couldn’t tell if the same reflection in those eyes were truly born from her womb?
You’ll know I’m afraid when I start running amuck in the streets wearing a skin-suit – screaming about synthetic humanoids and whatnot.
Until then just going to sit back and observe. It’s really quite incredible how swiftly the world is advancing their technology. In just a couple of months – things we felt were absolute truths have been completely obliterated by the influx of knowledge gained from accessing an open pool.
All three of these images are of my face, you would think – me. However, only one of them is actually MY face. The other two have been AI generated. ALL have been edited to black and white. I’ve changed material things to inhibit any bias.
THE ONLY THING THAT IS REAL IS MY FACE.
Can you tell without referencing a recent photo which one is real?
ZERO AI WAS USED IN THE WRITTEN CONTENT OF THIS POST. NOTICE THE EMOTION, THE ERRORS… THE HUMANITY.