The scam era is upon us
Not the most exciting of topics, but it’s becoming very clear that scams are ramping up with AI tools. I was reading how a faked voice fooled a single person at Retool in a phishing attack. I'm telling friends and family to be extra alert. Seth has a great checklist to consider.
An amusing use for artificial intelligence
John Gruber on Wavelength
His post describes a new app for group chat, built on privacy and fortified with (deep breath) A.I. So good he’s on board and makes a compelling case as to why.
The Funny Pages in Modern Times
David Friedman missed the funny pages. So he used ChatGPT to work through coding up a tool to select and deliver the dailies through a page generated by RSS feeds. One of the best uses of AI I’ve seen yet.
AI-generated code helps learning and experimentation
Outside of image generation and prose, it's interesting to understand a coding workflow. Matt Webb has thoughts and shares some insight and throws some bonus footnotes about language models. I particularly like this application angle to “parse intent instead of nouns”
More AI, this time, step by step instructions
On how to train and develop prompts for impressive outputs of illustrated portraits of a person. Sidenote: Matt Haughey has been doubling down on posting short and longform content on his blog. So. Good.
From real to animated AR
Yup, more with the AI stuff. This particular thread by Sergei Galkin details the steps to transfer a physical toy to the digital world in very short order.
Andy Baio goes deep on the state of images generated from AI along with the ethical (and legal) debates. An excellent long read.
Change lighting of photos with AI. It's free, so there's all that comes with that. But it's also pretty dang good.
Prompts plus powerful AI
Two examples show another approach of how tools like Dall•E can generate imagery
Asking AI to generate some logos
Janelle Shane's AI Weirdness blog is great. This particular post makes me wondering about job security.