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    #91
    Originally posted by ahalpert View Post

    A lot of the images are very pretty. The whole thing seems rather disjointed though. I wonder what their process was like
    On the AI version of Comfortably Numb, it was probably the desire to be as literal as possible to the quoted lyrics.

    And the Qualcomm product manager chimes in on the AI, the smartphones and the "DSLR".

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/468275...d-cameras-soon

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      #92
      https://www.androidauthority.com/sma...rview-3183730/

      More from that interview.

      The first stage is pretty basic; AI is used to understand a specific thing in an image or scene. The second stage sees AI control the so-called 3A features, namely auto-focus, auto-white balance, and auto-exposure adjustments. The Qualcomm engineer reckons that the industry is currently at the third stage of the AI photography game, where AI is used to understand the different segments or elements of the scene.

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        #93
        Smartphone developer predicts smartphones will win. What a surprise
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          #94
          Originally posted by ahalpert View Post
          Smartphone developer predicts smartphones will win. What a surprise
          His presentation is credible ... but ... a smartphone doesn't have to be as good as a "DSLR" to destroy the Japanese photo-video cartel. It just has to be reasonably close (to your back pocket).

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            #95
            A once common insult about a position hurled at those who may have had career trouble is now being done by robots...I didn't see this coming, honestly.

            It worries my android brain how & why I didn't see this coming but now this realization has opened up so many thoughts on other jobs being immediately replaced *overnight*.

            https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/w...100917185.html

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              #96
              doesn't surprise me. the more repetitive a task and more easily it is described by an algorithm, the easier it is to give it to AI. I don't know what goes into flipping fries, but I assume that the sensory inputs for the cook are limited, the movements predefined. I read a while back about having an AI edit game highlights for sports games (it may have been basketball in specific). All the computer did was search the audio track for the loudest applause sections, then it selected the play that preceded it. the work that requires general intelligence will be the last to go, or may never go
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                #97
                In 1938, the Germans completed construction of the largest single roof building on the planet. The Nazis named the one million square meter plant Kraft durch Freude (Strength through Joy). Its sole original purpose was to manufacture 1,000 light passenger Käfer cars per month. The Beetle never went into full production until after the war but the military version known as Kubelwagen (the bucket car, since it had the first ever bucket seats to keep its drivers and passengers from sliding) and Schwimmwagen (an amphibious car) were approved at the same 1,000 unit per month/12,000 year level.

                The building, long renamed Volkswagen, is still in business of automotive manufacturing. In the last pre-Covid/pre-war year (2019), it put out ~ 700,000 cars and light trucks. Besides the obvious fact that the Nazis were dumb asses, that's roughly a 60 times increase in productivity. And you're talking Flippy.

                PS. Outside the VW plant is a statue of one Heinrich Nordoff. Pre-war, Nordoff was a plant manager for Opel (in Russelheim). Opel, until recently, was a General Motors trademark (GM sold it to the Italian/Euro Stellantis/Dodge group in 2019) and GM ran the production the "American way' since purchasing the facilities and the brand name from the Adam Opel heirs in 1929. Nordoff, however, was a Parteigenoße and, after the war, GM decided to part with his services. As a fluent English speaker, he then applied at VW, which was run by the British (with Ivan Hirst in charge). The plant output was ~ 400 cars per month. Nordoff made ... a few changes. The eventual production that continued well after Nordoff's death in 1969 was ~ 21.5 million.

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                  #98
                  so there we be unlimited fries for practically free and with no wait times. that'll be great for american life expectancy
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                    #99
                    That AI sports highlights editing could work like that, but it would still be missing skill plays that are constantly included in highlights [like ESPN highlights] that don't have the same dB. [For non-sports people, meaning more than just touchdowns and home runs, etc.]

                    And for the fries...it's not that the task is being done by robots because of course the automated process is perfect for that, but that machines may start to replace people in those types of jobs already so quickly, like now.

                    I am playing a ridiculous Switch game right now taking place in a very advanced world with machines and aliens and it's actually pretty depressing. lol

                    Extremely beautiful but what a hell earth has become in it.

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                      Originally posted by ahalpert View Post
                      so there we be unlimited fries for practically free and with no wait times. that'll be great for american life expectancy
                      https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59651334

                      and

                      https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/02/robo...-kitchens.html

                      and

                      https://www.fastcasual.com/news/auto...man-employees/

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                        https://boingboing.net/2022/10/14/du...i-art.html/amp

                        Dune subreddit bans AI art (but opens a different subreddit where it's allowed). I wonder how they can tell? But as I said, fashion is a deciding factor in where this technology will go and what role it will play. If they don't want ai art, for whatever reason, then you've still gotta be able to draw (at least digitally) to come to their party
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                          I Spent $10K on DSLR Camera Gear. You Can Just Buy a Pixel 7 Pro

                          Sure, my Canon camera is better. But zoom, macro and Night Sight abilities mean that Google's phone stretches far beyond snapshots.
                          https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/i-s...a-pixel-7-pro/

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                            That's not ai-generated imagery either. And the guy saus he can get better shots with the DSLR, it just becomes less and less worth it for him to bother
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                              Originally posted by ahalpert View Post

                              That's not ai-generated imagery either. And the guy saus he can get better shots with the DSLR, it just becomes less and less worth it for him to bother
                              The smartphone certainly has a lot of processing in it, AI or other. What most reviewers don't mention is how much fixin' can be done in post for the DSLR photography. They do mention that a modern smart phone does it in-camera and right on the spot.

                              As to the diminishing differences between a "DSLR" and a smartphone, that is precisely the point.

                              PS. The top camera by DxO is the Chinese made Honor, which is sort of a sub-brand of Huawei with some fudgy paperwork changes. It is sold only in China at the moment, with a photo score of 153. Pixel Pro 7's is 148. iPhone 14's is 143.

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                                This guy claims his 13-year old MFT GF1 is still better than the iPhone 14 Pro: https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/real...d-mft-cameras/
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