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Comic 429 - Using it wrong

Posted on Wednesday, the 30th of September at 12:00 AM, 2020 in 2020

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DanVzare Wed, 30. Sep 12:00 AM, 2020 edit delete
This actually happened. Kind of.
Some people were really hyping up DeepArt, while also spreading fear about the potential of that kind of technology replacing people one day. So I used it, and all of my results were... horrible to say the least (imagine a sky made by copy-pasting the same building). And the responses I got when I told those people, was that I making a mistake by using cartoony stuff as a basis instead of "real art".

The thing is, the "cartoony" stuff I was using, were beautiful backgrounds from adventure games. The stuff that's not unlike the kind of backgrounds you'd see in old Hanna-Barbera cartoons like Scooby Doo. I wasn't expecting to pass in a photo and a picture of Teen Titans Go, with the hope that I'd get the same photo back in that super deformed style. What do you think I am, an idiot?

But yeah, people have unrealistic views of technology. If you try to tell them otherwise, they won't believe you, and if you prove to them that they're wrong, well they'll find some sort of excuse as to why your proof doesn't count. You may as well be arguing with a creationist at that point.

The thing is, DeepArt does work. But only for abstract stuff. It can make anything look like The Starry Night by Van Gogh. But give it something you'd see in the background of a Scooby Doo episode, and it'll go crazy.