ChatGPT (AI) - My first round of feedback
Are the machines coming to get us?
All the hype and buzz about AI and ChatGPT finally got to me and I decided to start exploring these tools a few months ago. So far, I'm not impressed and certainly not convinced that these tools are anywhere near ready to replace the masses as the news is making it seem.
That being said, these tools are clearly a step in the evolution of computing and they can be useful in filling in a person's shortcomings. For example, I am not adept at graphics so I thought I'd start with using ChatGPT to create pictures. After entering a few phrases describing the pictures I wanted to see, I had thoughts....
- the pictures that ChatGPT creates are sometimes bizarre and almost frightening. Often the eyes and hands are mutated so at first glance the picture looks like any other but upon closer examination, you see that something is OFF.
- the power of ChatGPT is that you can create endless versions of pictures honing in onto the one that is just right. It reminds me of what Miles Davis said about synthesizers as opposed to acoustic instruments. He said something along the lines of 'as long as you pay the electric bill, the synthesizer will hold that note and keep playing it uninterrupted...'.
There is something to be gained by the limitations of breath on wind instruments or the limitations of an artist's hands on the pictures they can create. The new tools like ChatGPT will remove these limits but often times the result will be worse rather than better.
Here are a few images that I created using ChatGPT. Some were created with text descriptions while others were created based on pictures I uploaded.
What do you think?
Personally, I can’t help but feel somewhat creeped out by the alternate reality created by these tools.
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