See if you can spot the ten deeply problematic aspects of this project https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/apr/04/mind-blowing-ai-da-becomes-first-robot-to-paint-like-an-artist
I can spot at least 5
1/ Compliant young female robot trope
2/ Not the first AI robot painter by a long way. Harold Cohen developed his over 44 years
3/ The project's twitter feed is mostly of a middle aged man looking creepily at his robot
4/ Is there any 'AI' here anyway? The paintings/drawings look like dodgy photoshop filters / edge detection with a spot of line following
5/ Inexplicable mention of metaverse
@yaxu it's enforcing and promoting the fact that robots are slowly but surely taking over everyone's jobs
@yaxu Yeah. it looks like the guy just bought the "Art School Girl" package for the Real Doll and glued a servo on it.
@yaxu The adoption of a so-called "critical" position while amplifying the overstated claims of AI.
> AI algorithms “are going to know you better than you do”, Meller warned.
@yaxu The conflation of ethics and economics.
> “We haven’t spent eye-watering amounts of time and money to make a very clever painter,” said Meller. “This project is an ethical project.”
@yaxu The fact that this is the third in an ongoing series of guardian articles (Aida does Dante: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/nov/26/robot-artist-to-perform-ai-generated-poetry-in-response-to-dante and Aida in Egypt (aka Aida the Spy!) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/20/egypt-detains-artist-robot-ai-da-before-historic-pyramid-show )
@yaxu The creepy complicity of Guardian writers and photographers going to a puppet show and essentially reporting back from puppetland.
>Ask Ai-Da – and yes, the Guardian did ask pre-submitted questions for her to answer – what she thinks of art, her sophisticated language program is like Siri on steroids.
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