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I had hoped the next addition to my introductory series would have been posted by now. Obviously, it hasn’t. It’s spring; I’m busy with work outside. But that’s not the only reason for the delay.
I continue monitoring stories across many sources about AI and AI art. I am seeing and correcting those I see that are playing fast-and-loose with the word “photography.” I am also noticing certain authors, apparently polymaths and god-like techno-deities, who have the amazing ability to produce an article almost every day! In their rush to produce virtual parallel universes, are they creating AI heaven? They certainly are creating AI hell.
I am not impressed (in a positive way) by what they (or their AI “helper”) are producing. Most of what I see reads like the product of 5 minutes of web or AI-assisted “research” used to produce 500 to 2500 words. If the articles are generally on the same subject, they also seem to use the same first two or three sources they find in their “research” because they all quote the same things in almost the same manner. Whether or not it is correct. I could say a lot about this phenomenon—I have alluded to it in other places here—but I won’t waste time doing so.
Finding primary sources is a time-consuming process. Vetting is a time-consuming process. Scratch writing is a time-consuming process. All other is just click-bait.
Just when I think I am ready to tell myself that I have found all that I can find about a particular topic or specific point of contention or conjecture and I am ready to write it up, I find something else that potentially throws a wrench into the works. And the process begins again…
As I said elsewhere, disquisition is my curse. But I promise you the results will be worth the wait.
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