As far as AI can see
Again and again it is prophesied that real painting will celebrate a comeback – but the celebration is postponed from year to year – but the celebration is postponed from year to year
Manuel and Sam are talking about the following article:
He used AI to win a fine-arts competition. Was it cheating?
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Hi, Sam! Have you seen that amazing new AI art?
Hi Manuel! Yes I did! 😊
Can I ask you a couple of questions about that, as an AI expert? 😉
So how big of a breakthrough is this really?
That depends on your views about AI …
OK, can you elaborate on that?
Well, the images the AI can generate are amazing
It just takes a very simple input and generates quite complex images, take a look at this example
I tried it myself and it is incredible! 😱😱😱😱😱
IIndeed, but I think I need to explain a bit more …
Good, that’s why I am here, after all 😊
It can work pretty quickly with simple input, because it was first trained on a gigantic library of images
OK, like any artificial neural network, right?
Yes, first you feed it lots of images, tag all the subjects in them, and then you let the AI play around
Still amazing, no? 😅
Up to a point, in some respects this is still dumb as rocks
What do you mean? 😅😅
Go to any of the new AI image generators and try something like “chess” or “traffic jam” …
I’ll do that, and be right back! 🤩
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Anything is art if an AI says it is
Do not you understand? This is a whole new dimension, even according to the canons of the classical “art sacre”. This is a real revolution. Do you understand, ladies and gentlemen? This is the first hot plastic artwork! You! You! My boy … you are an artist!
“Young man, you don’t think I’m encountering constructive symbolism for the first time, do you? “Unplug”: free yourself from physicality, from the vulgar earthbound physicality, from the evils of civilization, from electricity, nerves, and so on. Isn’t that what this is? The association is crystal clear, I’d be tempted to say, perhaps even too obvious” (Kishon 1987)
AI see, AI do
You young badgers imagine that it would be enough to smear a pound of paint on the canvas and you’re already a modern painter. I would be willing to accept this abomination for a bad joke, if there was even the slightest humor behind it. But this here is an abracadabra! A nothing!
All aboard the Spike Train!
The experimental results from neurobiology have lead to the investigation of a third generation of neural network models which …
The Network is the Message
A continued stimulus, such as a state of tension, a light or a sound, produces a continued passage of sensory impulses to the central nervous system.
I’m in your brain, releasing your transmitters
The mechanism of action of nerve stimulation is unknown… it is possible that substances are formed under the influence of nerve stimulation
Come in Neuron: do you copy?
If we liken the nervous currents to electric currents, we can compare the nervous system below the hemispheres to a direct circuit from sense-organ to muscle
Zap goes the Neuron
If I do not greatly deceive myself, I have succeeded in realizing… the hundred years’ dream of physicists and physiologists, to wit, the identity of the nervous principle with electricity
Today one Neuron, tomorrow the Brain!
The Navy said the perceptron would be the first non-living mechanism capable of receiving, recognizing and identifying its surroundings without any human training or control
Do Neurons Count?
Neural computers do not execute typical machine instructions of digital computers unless they are made to emulate the behavior of physical neural networks