Check out this video:I'm curious to know what it is about "high tech" that makes it so prone to claims of diminished quality?
And go to this video, but scroll way down in the comments till you see one by "Carlos Huante" and read that entire comment thread. It's quite long but imho well worth it:
You don't really need to watch the second video to understand what they're talking about, though it's interesting to see some hands on examples of what current tech can already do.
Imho it's a little more nuanced than "*** was killed in 19** by ***".It's a bit hyperbolic, but every generation seems to fight change, and the next generation defends it until their norm becomes outdated, so I'm trying to understand when music officially was killed by technology. It's a very old regurgitated line. What academic standard sets the quality of music? While we sit here condemning the concept of AI music, we might find that in another 50 or so years, academia might be studying it in depth and teaching about how new complex musical concepts were born from it. Wouldn't be the first time.
I'm not gonna put much energy into fighting the change, because it's pointless for me. I wouldn't even make a dent. I'll try and adapt, and already have downloaded an example implementation of pix2pix and made some experiments training it on image data most relevant to my own field of work. When I have time to get back to it again, I'll start experiments on modifying it and trying out different approaches, trying other models, getting better understanding of the potential and limitations of the current tech. But if I find something cool/useful, I'll just keep it for myself. I refuse to rush this inevitable change along, because I still think it's gonna have devastating consequences for all creative industries that can't even remotely be foreseen.
I perfectly understand and share the fascination for the implementation side of it, and I hope to have an in-demand programming skillset when/if my old job gets pushed out of the market by AI, but I can't bring myself to have much optimism for the situation at large. Basically hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst...