Category: AI-Art

  • Quick Hit: GenAI at Fashion Week 2024

    Quick Hit: GenAI at Fashion Week 2024

    I love reading the New York Times. So it was with fascination and amusement that I scrolled through its recent coverage of Milan Fashion Week… and wondered: how would GenAI at Fashion Week perform?  We begin with: an actual photograph Specifically, I was intrigued by this one particular (theoretically real) photograph: I thought: well, that’s…

  • AI Racism 2024 : the Woke Google Gemini Scandal

    AI Racism 2024 : the Woke Google Gemini Scandal

    In case you missed it: On Feb 15 2024, Google quietly launched what is most probably the most advanced AI ever created by humanity (yes, in many ways, superior even to OpenAI’s GPT4). It is called Google Gemini Pro v1.5. It cost ~$2 billion to train. And it is racist as f*ck. In fact, it…

  • The AI Tsunami – the Metaphor Explained

    The AI Tsunami – the Metaphor Explained

    In September of 2022, two months prior to the launch of ChatGPT, my son clued me into the groundbreaking art being produced by MidJourney, DALL-E, and StableDiffusion. Though I’d been working at the leading edge of AI for decades, I was nonetheless shocked. This advancement — generative AI, or genAI — tipped the scales. In…

  • GenAI News q4.23: More Insane Generative AI earthquakes

    GenAI News q4.23: More Insane Generative AI earthquakes

    I’m just going to knock these out without much editing. These are the must-see tech developments of genAI content generation for Q4 2023. Are you tracking with us? Because according to our very aggressive / optimistic AI progress forecast 2022-2030 which we authored eons ago in Nov 2022, we’re already at about 2029 on the…

  • the Hollywood AI Writers Strike: a test flight for UBI v0.1

    the Hollywood AI Writers Strike: a test flight for UBI v0.1

    Hollywood AI. This odd portmanteau means many things to many people. Who thought it would, however, actually be the tipping point that pushed us materially towards a UBI (universal basic income) future? It all began with a simple Writers Strike. One of many issues on the agenda was “Hollywood AI Writers vs. Humans.” Astonishingly, the…

  • How is AI Art made? Do Cyborg Chimps Really Solve Crosswords?

    How is AI Art made? Do Cyborg Chimps Really Solve Crosswords?

    As AI generated creations (both images and “articles”) begin to flood the internet, there has been a lot of curiosity about a) how exactly the process of AI art prompts work, and b) how this present wave of AI art is affecting the income streams and careers of professional artists. Given all the hype, we…

  • Are You Ready for the AI Flood? Noah: Build that Ark!

    Are You Ready for the AI Flood? Noah: Build that Ark!

    SYNOPSIS: AI-generated content, which began to appear in earnest (and at scale) just this year, is poised to grow into an all-out AI Flood, and to utterly dominate, our internet. There are consequences to this event, not all of which are immediately obvious. Key amongst those is the fact that many people, perhaps a majority…

  • “It’s AI Plagiarism!” …debunked

    “It’s AI Plagiarism!” …debunked

    Understanding Human Reaction to Generative Creative Output The initial astonishment of seeing AI art… so-called generative imagery. The fascination. The participation. (Lensa?) The virtue-signalling journalists. The complaining artists. The rallying cry: AI plagiarism! …That’s the base accusation. I’ve heard it so many times now, from so many different fronts (artists, journalists, pundits, podcasters, “influencers”… even…

  • Reality Check: Calibration Targets for Generative AI (AI Artbots)

    Reality Check: Calibration Targets for Generative AI (AI Artbots)

    Being so close to the generative AI space, sometimes you get vertigo. It just seems like the milestone advances, which used to break through every decade or so, are coming daily… on some days, even hourly. You get the feeling that something… something has… happened. Something profound that took A.I. from a slow slog through…

  • Script to Movie AI v0.9 alpha is Here… Thesis, Proven

    Script to Movie AI v0.9 alpha is Here… Thesis, Proven

    SYNOPSIS: In 2022, “AI Art” was all the rage — pretty pictures and paintings and “virtual photographs” created in an instant by generative AI agents, guided by nothing more than tweet-length text prompts (mostly) written by humans. In 2023, we expect an even bigger wave to hit the internets: AI Movies, or generative video… aka…