Taste: AI is no replacement

Most AI images look like shit, argues Elizabeth Goodspeed, editor of It’s Nice That. Hard to argue otherwise. AI image generation is essentially a truncated exercise in taste; a product of knowing which inputs and keywords to feed the image-mashup machine, and the eye to identify which outputs contain any semblance of artistry. What makes AI imagery so lousy isn’t the technology itself, but the cliché and superficial creative ambitions of those (many, but not all) who use it.

This and more in Vernacular NICELY SAID issue 39.

  • Questions – Why asking ‘Why?” can be counterproductive
  • Going viral – A long history
  • Pedantry – Terrible news
  • Marketing – Death of the CMO
  • Ha ha – the world’s first non-generative AI model

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