Oil painting style digital artwork generated with Stable Diffusion depicting a figure resembling Joan of Arc at the stake. The figure, dressed in silver, wears over-ear headphones and uses a laptop with a blank screen. She extends her right hand towards vibrant orange flames, evoking the historic scene of martyrdom with a modern twist, inspired by lyrics from The Smiths' "Bigmouth Strikes Again referencing Joan of Arc and a melting Walkman. [Alt text by ALT Text Artist GPT]

Disco music was famous for introducing technological advances in music production, such as synthesizers and electric pianos. I guess those were among the reasons why people saw it as lacking the “authenticity” of early musical genres. It’s hard to grasp the human concept of “authenticity” most people have in their psyche, I don’t believe there is any rationality in it, especially when it comes to discerning things that are deemed “authentic” versus things that are not. For me, this stems from a mysterious, probably instinctive, resistance in most people’s psyches to adopt new technologies or accept new scientific discoveries. It comes down to the internal confrontations between beliefs and reality:

Black and white line drawing generated by the ControlNet Canny model, depicting a woman in a wetsuit holding a surfboard on the beach. A text from CLIP Interrogator, describing an image, is superimposed over the drawing and reads: "a woman in a wet suit holding a surfboard on the beach with waves in the background and a blue sky, promotional image, a colorized photo, precisionism."

The intense competition in the chatbot space is reflected in the ever-increasing amount of contenders in the LMSYS Chatbot Arena leaderboard, or in my modest contribution with the SCBN Chatbot Battles I’ve introduced in this blog and complete as time allows. Today we’re exploring WildVision Arena, a new project in Hugging Face Spaces that brings vision-language models to contend. The mechanics of WildVision Arena are similar to that of LMSYS Chatbot Arena. It is a crowd-sourced ranking based on people’s votes, where you can enter any image (plus an optional text prompt), and you will be presented with two responses from two different models, keeping the name of the model hidden until you vote by choosing the answer that looks better to you. I’m sharing a few examples of what I’m testing so far, and we’ll end this post with a traditional ‘SCBN’ battle where I will evaluate the vision-language models based on my use cases.

AI will only be a threat to humanity the day it grasps self-deprecating humor. I said that in a previous blog post, and I maintain it. AI will never be a threat to humanity, and I firmly believe only humanity can be a threat to humanity, as I also discussed with some of my favorite language models in an older blog post. However, as someone who could call himself a technologist, I’m sensitive to the fact that all forms of technology are a subject of fear, uncertainty, and doubt for individuals and societies. That’s not a new topic, and I’ve already talked a lot about AI ethics and cognitive biases on this blog, so today’s story is not particularly novel in terms of sharing and discussing my own ideas, but a good excuse to share more insightful and fun chats, as well as the latest GPT that I’ve built with OpenAI’s fun and promising chatbot customization tool:

The Meme Erudite: I dissect memes with scholarly flair and a hint of faux condescension

AI-generated image. Prompt: "Stunning skyline picture of Detroit at night. Blue sky, hyperrealistic Unreal Engine cool colors futuristic"

Continues from Part 1: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1: Stable Diffusion AI Girls and Google Bard Tales The first part of the post was inspired by Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, the song and album by The Flaming Lips. Part 1 showcased Google Bard and Stable Diffusion storytelling prompts, explored the AI girls digital art trend, and interpreted the lyrics of the song using the creativity of two of the most popular ChatGPT and Bing Chat alternatives: Google Bard and Hugging Chat (more comparisons and AI chatbot battles soon 😎). All blog stories inspired by the playlist end …

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😎 Can you elaborate a short tale from the lyrics of the song “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips? “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1” by The Flaming Lips – Original song lyrics and translations at LyricsTranslate.com Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips: an AI-Assisted Short Tale and Comic Strip 🤖 Sure, here is a short tale based on the lyrics of “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi is a young woman who lives in a city that is under attack by evil pink robots. The robots are programmed to …

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😎 Respond briefly. When was the bicycle invented? 🤖 The bicycle was invented in the early 19th century. 😎 Make a shortlist of 5 engineers who lived before the 19th century and are widely regarded to be among the greatest engineers of all time 🤖 1. Archimedes (c. 287-212 BCE) – Known for his contributions to mathematics and engineering, he designed innovative machines and devised the principle of buoyancy. 2. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) – An ingenious inventor and artist, Leonardo explored engineering concepts, creating designs for flying machines, bridges, and other innovations. 3. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) – Although …

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😎 In 100 to 150 words, what do you know about the album The Queen is Dead by The Smiths?

🤖 The Queen is Dead is the third studio album by the English rock band The Smiths, released in 1986. It was produced by the singer Morrissey and the guitarist Johnny Marr, and features songs that range from indie pop to jangle pop to alternative rock. The album’s title and cover art are references to Hubert Selby Jr.’s novel Last Exit to Brooklyn and the French film L’Insoumis, respectively. The album’s lyrics deal with themes such as death, loneliness, love, and the music industry. The album was critically acclaimed and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart. It is widely considered to be one of the best albums of the 1980s and of all time. [Wikipedia] [YouTube]

💭 The article explores the definition of art and its relation to AI #chatbots and Generative AI.
💡 Large Language Models (#LLMs) like #ChatGPT and Bing Chat are examples of AI technology that can generate valuable text quickly.
🧠 LLMs are just the tip of the iceberg in generative AI; McKinsey & Company’s chart shows the broader opportunities in the generative AI value chain.
🖼️ #AIart, particularly in the realm of text-to-image and imaging models, is gaining widespread adoption and sparking creativity.
🌍 AI imaging, despite not being as popular as other AI applications, could be the next big thing in #generativeAI.