It's interesting how any new technology is met with fear and ignorance. Instead of learning about it, and expanding one's understanding, there are a lot of people who cower in fear.
It's interesting how any new technology is meat with fear and ignorance. Instead of learning about it, and expanding one's understanding, there are a lot of people who cower in fear. I encountered this when drones (quadcopters) were first coming out. I had already started designing and building my own and lost a few friends because of that. Then when I got the CNC machines, I was told I'm not a woodworker or a steel artist because the machines do all of the work.
Of course, that couldn't be further from the truth.
What I'm doing with AI, is really freaking people out! One friend recently said, 'this is beautiful but I would rather by art that was made by a person'.
While I understand what she meant, I was shocked that she would think this way! She's normally very intelligent.
I answered her fear with this:
This is made by a person. I use a program as my brush. It's no different than a photographer using a camera and then 'cleaning up' the photo with a computer program. The photographer didn't make the photo with his/her hands. Or a carpenter using power tools instead of a chisel and hammer.
People think the AI is doing this all by itself. I have to do quite a bit of work, too. I have to figure out how to express the desired outcome, and most of the time, that takes a few dozen tries. And, some programming. And then, there's usually some clean up work to do in Photoshop. So, you see, this is no different that what a photographer does. If you're living in fear, that's on you.
If you're living in knowledge, good for you. Knowledge will set you free. :)