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.


snek_charm t1_j298n3x wrote

I disagree, and it's one of my favorite novels. That book is horrific because it's trying to convey the horrors of slavery and the thorny and fraught nature of escape. They've managed to free themselves of the physical shackles that bound them, but the psychic horrors remain with them, and likely will for generations to come. Beloved was born outside slavery, but the spectre of being sent back there killed her, and she literally embodies the lingering history of her family's trauma. It's uncomfortable and it should be uncomfortable, and to me that's why it's horror.