I'm really not into tech bro transhumanism, it always feels like those people watched dystopian future movies and understood their message completely wrong.

I miss the original tech guys who envisioned robots taking over all the exhausting, unhealthy and crappy work so we have free time for our passions instead of whatever modern ones are doing.

We need to wage tax the work of machines including art AI and get UBI.



Fuckin’ seriously, why does anyone want to automate art. Get back to automating the shit jobs.

I can imagine a few uses for #NeuralNetworks adjusting and mixing existing art.
Just like I use automatic translation as a starting point when maintaining hundreds of descriptions in two languages.
There are repetitive and soul-crushing tasks that need doing.

Still, there is a big problem of copyright violations in training these networks. That is a use of artwork the author must have given a license/permission for.


@Suran @anthracite There is good use of AI art, like lossless upscaling or texture generation, and text AI could enhance the usage of art programs, but how tech bros approach AI art is frustrating. Like, they don't want to help artists to improve their art, they want to replace artists. I don't think that's possible, even if the technology turns out perfect or something, but it's still frustrating to see people be like "Yeah, sorry art will only be a hobby soon and code will have the monopoly on art" while ignoring all the copyright issues at the same time (illegally obtained training data and the fact that machines can't have copyright, so nobody should ever buy rights to machine generated art)

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