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  • Writer's pictureAdriana Lakatosova

Platform Digest 2022.49: The AIMania

👋 On time for your weekend: a round-up of this week's most remarkable stories at the intersection of #ecosystem #innovation and #platform #organisation.

AI and I: The Age of Artificial Creativity

But things are changing fast. New techniques, more data, cheaper computing power—we’ve come to a point where any developer can now build an AI application from their living room. For an affordable cost, these applications can solve problems, come up with new ideas, and transform the way we work. The artificial creativity space is moving so quickly, it would be impossible to map the entire landscape without missing any of the new applications that are launched every day.

🧑‍🎨 Art is now accessible by everyone- by Anne-Laure Le Cunff

Picture Limitless Creativity at Your Fingertips

I have spent the past six months using AIs to create thousands of striking images, often losing a night’s sleep in the unending quest to find just one more beauty hidden in the code. And after interviewing the creators, power users, and other early adopters of these generators, I can make a very clear prediction: Generative AI will alter how we design just about everything. Oh, and not a single human artist will lose their job because of this new technology.

🎨 The new shape of Design- by Kevin Kelly

Where is everyone getting those AI avatars? How Lensa took over the internet

Lensa can give you as many “yous” to choose from as you want, as long as you pay for them. Then you can pick the version(s) that you think represents you the best, for whatever reason, conscious or subconscious. Probably both. Cherry-picking how we want to present ourselves online is not a new act. But with these portraits, we are giving everyone something more intimate: the aspirational version of ourselves. Not to shove too much meaning onto a simple app, but the act of curating these alternative versions of your being is as true a statement about how you want to be perceived as anything else.

🎭 An Internet loaded with #SelfExpressions- by Jesus Diaz

🎧 On Creation and Curation w/ Liberty RDF

Every artist learns from what comes before them, then they remix it all in their head, for a while they’ll probably just copy. Imitation is a great way to learn. When you imitate great stuff, it’s not going to come from you. I feel the AI is learning in the same way. And the one thing I think people misunderstand is that the AI is going to learn on billion on images, but the inference model at the end that generates these images doesn’t contain those images. It has been trained on those images, but what it keeps is the learning under the parameters. What we [humans] have learned are not the images, what we have learned are the patterns. The AI is the same, it learns a bunch of patterns. So when you ask it to generate something, it will use those patterns.

🧰 The tool that we shape now... - in Infinite Loops

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