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StephenTexasWest t1_j2n8eom wrote

Because familiarity is what we perceive as attractive.

And AI is an amalgam of what is familiar.


linkedlist t1_j2n8hr5 wrote

We stared into the uncanny valley and realised it was us who were uncanny.


throwaway12131214121 t1_j2nj0yl wrote

That kind of makes sense. Artificial faces are designed to look as much like real faces as possible. Real faces can diverge from what is typically seen as a ‘real’ face


tornpentacle t1_j2nv994 wrote

I would like to add a counterpoint: namely, that AI is not an amalgamation of what is familiar, because familiarity to humans is a result of a whole host of cognitive biases. An AI probably takes more factors/features into account than a human would if he were given the same task (to create a realistic face). But I don't know exactly how the model was trained, so it's all conjecture.


hman1025 t1_j2nwi65 wrote

This is the first AI related headline to scare me


[deleted] OP t1_j2o533z wrote

I take it the uncanny valley hypothesis is dead now, and nobody noticed.


snek_charm t1_j2odyi8 wrote

In the article, they mention that they specifically selected faces that look as real as possible, without any visual errors, because they were interested in images that would likely be used in advertising and propaganda. It doesn't really test whether any randomly generated face would work, but whether one selected by a person for use in public messaging would. Seems like there's still plenty of room for error in the randomly generated faces though.


Creative_soja t1_j2oe8mz wrote

This could distortion our perception of real attractiveness and would worsen the beauty standards and expectations in, for example, online dating, which is already terrible for many. I think individual mental health crisis, especially among teens and youngs, will further deteriorate.


Anticipator1234 t1_j2oentb wrote

I honestly think this is just about the stupidest thing these people could be working on.


jfuite t1_j2oua6q wrote

Back in the early 1990s, if I remember correctly, there was a study published, which found that political cartoon drawings of politicians, say Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, & Gorbachev, were more readily identifiable by the public than actual photos. The exaggerated, trivial line drawings communicated more decisive information to prompt correct responses from average viewers.


Lynith t1_j2pbmar wrote

I have Prosopagnosia. Try me, scientists!


Lynith t1_j2pcdan wrote

Yes. There's a LOT of implications this can have.

Though it is worth noting that they also studied people with diagnoses that can affect the results but that makes far less catchy of a headline.


maruffin t1_j2q4mxc wrote

Reminds me of the short story, “The Real Thing”.


Leviacule t1_j2q6cld wrote

Solipsism is a pretty solid argument. It just doesn't mesh well with free will. We're all just dissolving chemicals perceiving the world through a single uniform experience. We just can't communicate we're the same because no matter what medium we try to communicate the message with, we affect part of the chemical now. No matter what, the message deviates into the environment and either vibrates into a disagreement or vibrates into a perfect hive mind. (Disagree with me, I dare you)


Theletterkay t1_j2qakap wrote

It showed a picture of a little boy and all I could think was "where are the bruises, this is clearly fake". Grew up with 3 brothers and now 2 little boys of my own, they are never without bruises or marks of some kind. Boys are hellions.


chrisinsocalif t1_j2r3ahb wrote

I see so many filters on social media, this makes a lot of sense.


[deleted] OP t1_j2rt18b wrote

the tagline should be 'more real than real'


ShakeWeightMyDick t1_j33b232 wrote

So, “AI is better able to recognize things made by AI?” Kinda a no-brainer.

It’s sort of a short cut.