Long-time readers know I despise the term ‘AI’.
Its current usage in describing business and creative tools is meaningless. There’s no ‘i’ in these tools. They are advanced predictive algorithms trained to give results that humans find meaningful. Meaningful results that are based solely on our responses to their outputs. But that doesn’t mean these tools won’t have a meaningful impact on the creative arts. They will. And are.
This week, I was reading about Nightshade, a tool that corrupts Generative AI models that try to train on images that have been ‘stamped’ by Nightshade. Then, this morning, I listened to a podcast with a computer scientist who writes a Newsletter dedicated to the ‘A not-I’ industry. I like his non-breathless, pragmatic attitude and analysis.
I hunted down his Substack and found a few articles that I think you may find interesting. I’ve added them in the Craft section and encourage you to read them to help develop your/our thoughts on this topic. I’ve also added his Substack to my ‘follow’ list for this Newsletter.
New Topic: The Newsletter should now be properly formatted on the Mixing Light website.
I expect to make a few more tweaks to how these Newsletters are listed on the Insights Tutorial landing page. But the new formatting pushed out on Friday clearly distinguishes Newsletters from Insights, with separate numbering systems. And it should solve the readability issue on the Mixing Light mobile app.
Over the next few days, the past two months of Newsletters will be updated with this new formatting. If you still see problems with it, please do reply to this email (or, if you’re reading on the web, leave a comment).
Next weekend is my birthday weekend, so I’ll see you either next Sunday or, if I take the weekend off, the following Sunday.
Chief Photon Wrangler, Publisher