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Lord Of The Rings AI Art Imagines Gollum With A More Menacing Design

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A new piece of Lord of the Rings AI art re-imagines the creature Gollum, providing him with a more menacing look than his big-screen counterpart. First featured in J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic 1937 novel The Hobbit, modern-day audiences are most familiar with the version portrayed by Andy Serkis in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Once a halfling named Sméagol whose kindred was closely related to the Hobbits of the Shire, Gollum was slowly twisted in both body and mind by the corrupting influence of the One Ring.

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The Depth and Complexity of Human Emotion in Art

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In an age of rapid technological advancement, we often hear claims that machines will soon replace humans in various fields. However, when it comes to art, there’s a fundamental reason why artificial intelligence (AI) can never truly supplant human artists: the essence of human experience.

At first, AI-generated images amazed me. But after seeing hundreds, they became boring. Even high-quality images felt plain. This made me rethink what art really is.

Art, at its core, is a profound communication of human emotion and experience. It’s not merely about creating aesthetically pleasing images or technically impressive works. Rather, it’s about expressing something deeply personal and interior that, paradoxically, resonates universally with viewers.

Artists create from their own experiences. They use their joys, sorrows, wins, and losses. Their unique view of the world shapes their art. This personal touch lets viewers see themselves in the art. Machines can’t do this. They can copy styles and make new images. But they can’t feel loss or love. They can’t understand complex human emotions. Their art lacks the depth that comes from real feelings.

Read more: https://thanujr.medium.com/the-depth-and-complexity-of-human-emotion-in-art-c09bcb832b72

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CVPR 2024 to Showcase AI Art Gallery, Feature Prominent AI Artist Sofia Crespo as Keynote

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As the preeminent event for research and development (R&D) in the hot topic areas of computer vision, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR), deep learning, and related fields, the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Conference historically has not been a gathering point for the artistic community, but this year, that will change. Occurring 17-21 June at the Seattle Convention Center in Seattle, Wash., U.S.A., CVPR will feature an AI Art Gallery, curating 68 works that merge science and art, and welcome Sofia Crespo, an artist who explores organic life and its evolution through artificial intelligence, as a keynote speaker.

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Better Siri is coming: what Apple’s research says about its AI plans

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It would be easy to think that Apple is late to the game on AI. Since late 2022, when ChatGPT took the world by storm, most of Apple’s competitors have fallen over themselves to catch up. While Apple has certainly talked about AI and even released some products with AI in mind, it seemed to be dipping a toe in rather than diving in headfirst.

But over the last few months, rumors and reports have suggested that Apple has, in fact, just been biding its time, waiting to make its move. There have been reports in recent weeks that Apple is talking to both OpenAI and Google about powering some of its AI features, and the company has also been working on its own model, called Ajax.

If you look through Apple’s published AI research, a picture starts to develop of how Apple’s approach to AI might come to life. Now, obviously, making product assumptions based on research papers is a deeply inexact science — the line from research to store shelves is windy and full of potholes. But you can at least get a sense of what the company is thinking about — and how its AI features might work when Apple starts to talk about them at its annual developer conference, WWDC, in June.

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