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1 hour ago, tkdguy said:

I spoke with one of my students (an aspiring art student), who believes that art will become more digital in nature, as traditional methods of creating art are becoming obsolete*. And most galleries will be online rather than in museums.

 

*Edit: My sister disagrees with that sentiment. 

Apparerently we are pretty far in figuring out the formula behind "Art" and "Beauty":

 

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3 hours ago, Michael Hopcroft said:

Will a self-aware and self-developing AI, one that builds its own character and personality over time, develop any sort of artistic impulse? And would it express itself in a way that humans can comprehend?

 

 

That is really hard to say.  Based on Kurzgesagt, our sense for beauty might be a specific "survival in nature" adaptation that is just still around.

It might be unessesry bloat for a AGI. One of the things it can cut to be faster then humanity.

Or something that is instrumentally usefull in ways we have not yet figured out.

 

Personally I like to think of AI in Fiction not even as A(G)I. But as AP's - Artificial Personalities. Not murdering every human is not a mater of intelligence for us humans, but a mater of personal relations with the world.

And a AP might develop "Art" in a atempt to belong.

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9 hours ago, Michael Hopcroft said:

Will a self-aware and self-developing AI, one that builds its own character and personality over time, develop any sort of artistic impulse? And would it express itself in a way that humans can comprehend?

 

 

It would probably depend if the AI wanted a human audience, and derived some sort of pleasure from the interaction or comments.  If not it would probably do something to satisfy it's own aesthetics. Just hope it isn't dangerous Aesthetics. (Using satellite based weapons to draw graffiti on cities or remodel coastlines).

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4 hours ago, Scott Ruggels said:

It would probably depend if the AI wanted a human audience, and derived some sort of pleasure from the interaction or comments.  If not it would probably do something to satisfy it's own aesthetics. Just hope it isn't dangerous Aesthetics. (Using satellite based weapons to draw graffiti on cities or remodel coastlines).

 

Like that satellite in Cowboy Bebop?

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8 hours ago, tkdguy said:

An entire city putting on a light show seems pretty futuristic to me.

 

 

As I guessed, a Chinese city.

It is easy to pull something like that off if you can literally throw anyone that does not want to vacate his apparentment into a deep hole. :)

 

I try to never forget how many human rights violations where nessesary to pull something like that off.

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On 11/3/2018 at 11:57 AM, Christopher said:

As I guessed, a Chinese city.

It is easy to pull something like that off if you can literally throw anyone that does not want to vacate his apparentment into a deep hole. :)

 

I try to never forget how many human rights violations where nessesary to pull something like that off.

 

Are you sre those are residential buildings? Because they look more like they're used for business. Please have some proof before you make these kinds of allegations.

 

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22 hours ago, tkdguy said:

 

Are you sre those are residential buildings? Because they look more like they're used for business. Please have some proof before you make these kinds of allegations.

 

This isn't the first time you've gotten snarky here. I'm tired it. Welcome to my ignore list.

Having been born (but luckily not raised) in a Land where this kind of opression was normal, I am very carefull not to ignore it when I see such obvious Propaganda.

 

The basic idea is nothing new. They even did something like that in my little neck of the woods:

 

 

The building was finished 2002: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_Tower

 

The only difference is the scale. The amount of buildings used as part of the Canvas. And I can bet you at this amount of buildings, some of them are used partially resedential. And not everyone was fully on board with it. That is the only reason we do not do that in western countries that much.

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Fair enough. Technically, that's still speculation, although I'll concede that it's a safe bet.

 

Apologies for overreacting yesterday. I had a really bad week, and anything could and did set me off. I took you off the ignore list, btw.

 

IN the meantime, take a look at voxiebox. It's still in development, but it can be used in your campaign.

 

 

 

Here's a review from PCWORLD

 

Official website

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On 11/5/2018 at 1:03 AM, Zeropoint said:

Huh. "Stunt performer" was NOT one of the jobs I expected to be automated away in the near future.

Same. But in restrospect it does make sense. It is exactly the kind of limited scenario our current level of "AI" is good at. I would guess the big challenge is somewhere around the need to make it a realtime application.

And if computing power density keeps increasing, there will be progressively more stuff we can run as realtime application.

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There is two things I remembered on the semi Experimental front:

 

Femto Photography:

 

Currently it is half-faked. There is no camera or computer fast enough to track light like that. So they do the next best thing:

They send a few thousand photons . Make 1-2 images each. And then composit them on a computer to make this nice animation. The only limitation is how quickly they can send the photons and make the full image from it.

 

The 2nd thing is Hoverboards. Lexus made them using Quantum Levitation. Of coruse the limit for that right now is "getting a Superconductor and a magnetic track". With the Superconductors cooling being the bulkiest part:

 

 

In Batman Beyond they also had this sport:

 

While it looks like antigravity, it might also be based on Quantum Levitation:
Room temperature superconductors woven into the suits.
Magnetic field induction woven into the glass.

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For a while Los Angeles had a scattering of LED style billboards, made areas of the city look more futuristic, especially at night. However public outcry forced the city council to prohibit all but a few. The problem was they were bright enough for a crisp image in daylight. So at night, especially in The mostly residential Valley, having a pulsing shimmering panel of light a few blocks away shining into your bedroom window... I think in the future, the most critical invention would be blackout curtains. 

 

Incidentally, those lights on the Shenzhen business district are externally mounted and in fixtures that aim outward. There is nothing inside to disturb the residents. They have a building like that here in SoCal. One of the Indian Casinos on the I-10 on the way to Palm Springs. Weird seeing an entire building pulsing and glowing as more ion graphics swirl and spiral advertising 19.99 prime rib. 

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3 hours ago, tkdguy said:

Neat toy

 

 

Great. Now we got the Companion Cube in real life.

 

 

3 hours ago, tkdguy said:

As for VR, here's a work in progress:

 

 

On the mater of "knowing intent", I remember some reserach. Accordig to it, your brain might know of your intent before your consciousness does. Your brain had already decided to make you stop. It just let's you realize you want too right now.

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