D&D General Would It Matter To You if D&D Books Were Illustrated by AI Instead of Humans?

Would It Matter To You if D&D Books Were Illustrated by AI Instead of Humans?

  • No

    Votes: 58 29.0%
  • Yes

    Votes: 142 71.0%

beancounter

(I/Me/Mine)
AI is not taking over anytime soon. It's still dirt dumb.

It may happen some day down the future, but right now it can't even do text to speech or autocorrect very well.

Well, that depends on the task/job in question.

I remember less than twenty years ago, you had to spend many hours teaching a computer to recognize your voice, and you had to talk very slowly and annunciate very clearly in order for the computer to get a few words right. Now, when I get a new smartphone, I just say "hey Google" into my phone three times, and it does an amazing job getting my words right.
 

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Scribe

Legend
On a somewhat serious note. It is a matter of human survival that humans behave more compassionately toward each other. In the near future, AI technology will magnify our speech many times. If we are compassionate toward humans, the AI is also more likely to be compassionate toward humans. And viceversa.
Is it true or urban legend, that one of those self learning programs was let loose on the internet, and came out racist and homophobic?
 

Scribe

Legend
Honestly, if it mattered that much to the consumer...

This is why it also should not be that much of an option.

People talk about advancement and 'oh we wont have to labour!' but there are limits to these things.

Am I worried AI will replace artists tomorrow? No. Am I worried AI will replace humans, in time? Certainly.
 

Yaarel

🇮🇱He-Mage
Is it true or urban legend, that one of those self learning programs was let loose on the internet, and came out racist and homophobic?
It is true.

One guy intentionally trained his AI chatbot on the database of 4chan, with unsurprising hatespeech results.

All AI databases have serious supremacist and hatespeech issues. Scholars are beginning to document and assess the problematic AI content.

For an example of sexism (typically male supremacism), entering "CEO" into an AI image generator would return images of men, while entering "nurse" images of women.

Meanwhile depictions of "gay" and so on would often dehumanize.

This is a problem with the internet discourse itself. But even mining the texts from novels written decades ago will be plagued with similar issues.

(This relates to D&D textual and visual traditions too.)

Currently, AI lacks a moral compass.
 


Yaarel

🇮🇱He-Mage
I mean, that goes without saying.

The internet itself lacks one, and leads to the creation of *-ist AI when the AI is set loose to 'learn' from it. I just hope to be gone before it takes over. ;)
Heh, I hope you live plenty long and maybe even see humanity avoid such an eventually.
 

This is why it also should not be that much of an option.

People talk about advancement and 'oh we wont have to labour!' but there are limits to these things.

Is there? A century and a half ago, we had to work 12 hours a day in factory, and got barely enough to eat. Now, we are working 35 hours a week, with talks to switch to a 4-days week, and have never been collectively able to afford more things even on a minimum-wage. While it's true that inequalities abound, and right now the prospect can be frightening to see jobs disappear (even though it is happening already on a daily basis), the crux of the problem is that, as capital is replacing work, the wealth redistributing effect of wages will be less effective. But the role of the economy isn't to redistribute wealth, it is to create wealth.

Artists aren't probably the next to disappear, but I really think that the days of cab drivers are counted. And truck drivers. And perhaps delivery service persons if they can be replaced by self-moving delivery locker. Their jobs could be replaced in a very short amount of time.

Whether it ultimately results into a few extremely rich, capital owning people living in a luxury with AI-controlled paradise providing them with everything they can desire while 80-95% of the population barely survive in trailer parks where they are given Soylent Green laced with pharmaceutical not to make them revolt OR it results in the creation of taxes to finance effective redistributive measures is a matter of people voting to increase the socialization of services we currently need to buy on personal income (in the former example, creation of a public transportation systems with roaming fleets of collective self-driving cabs, inexpensive or free to the end user). While I can see a few mistakes going forward, I don't assume that citizens, at large, will all make the absolute worst choice.
 
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Is there? A century and a half ago, we had to work 12 hours a day in factory, and got barely enough to eat. Now, we are working 35 hours a week, with talks to switch to a 4-days week, and have never been collectively able to afford more things even on a minimum-wage. While it's true that inequalities abound, and right now the prospect can be frightening to see jobs disappear (even though it is happening already on a daily basis), the crux of the problem is that, as capital is replacing work, the wealth redistributing effect of wages will be less effective. But the role of the economy isn't to redistribute wealth, it is to create wealth.
On the other hand, 70 years ago we could work 8 hours in a factory and earn enough to buy a house, a car and support an entire family.
 

beancounter

(I/Me/Mine)
For an example of sexism (typically male supremacism), entering "CEO" into an AI image generator would return images of men, while entering "nurse" images of women.
It's my understanding that current AI operates on percentage probabilities, and weighs those probabilities to determine the answer that it will provide.

And right or wrong, the majority of CEOs are still male, and the majority of nurses are still female. The AI just looks at the real word data, assesses percentage probabilities, and based on those probabilities, gives the "best" answer.

That's why when you send an AI to 4Chan and other such places on the Internet, the end results are not surprising..
 
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beancounter

(I/Me/Mine)
On the other hand, 70 years ago we could work 8 hours in a factory and earn enough to buy a house, a car and support an entire family.

Yes, the increases in the cost of living has outpaced wage growth for quite some time now. I often wonder what the breaking point will be when such a disparity will result in the Middle class completely disappearing.
 

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