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« on: January 24, 2023, 03:46 »
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I dont think anyone has mentioned this site yet, I just saw it mentioned on Twitter and decided to check it out. https://www.stockai.com/ This is a stock site giving away free AI generated stock photos. I had a quick look through. You will find people with 5 arms here and there, or a dog with a human mouth. But other than some really obvious AI errors, theres so far a lot of beautiful photos on there.


« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2023, 07:23 »
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Maybe I will be alone with my opinion here, but I think these photos all look awful.
There is something almost creepy about the way these people look. Even when the AI doesn't make errors with anatomy, everything is  "too perfect", "too smooth" and kind of too flat. The lack of texture in everything makes it look like graphics from a modern computer game. Maybe if I saw a single photo like this somewhere I would not notice, but when they are all put together like this, it looks like there is just something awfully wrong about them.

« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2023, 08:07 »
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haha, interesting, thanks.

Yes, while I am sure things will imrprove with the "ai" (which isn't true "ai", but rather re-arranging things like a jigsaw puzzle and then 'blending' them together, using computer algorithms that simply 'map' images)... it is funny seeing half chopped off legs, missing fingers, etc in some of these images...

« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2023, 09:22 »
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I was curious to see who was behind this web site. Not sure that I've found all the details, but it appears it's a Dutch entrepreneur, Danny Postma

https://twitter.com/_StockAI/status/1607950854879084544/photo/1

https://the-decoder.com/stockai-is-a-new-stock-image-website-featuring-only-ai-generated-images/

Here's his personal account with some info about his other businesses, not just StockAI

https://twitter.com/dannypostmaa

And his Unsplash account

https://unsplash.com/@dannypostma

I didn't listen to this podcast, but this is an interview with the serial entrepreneur

https://yo.fm/danny

Not sure what this means for the longevity of StockAI, but it seems the founder is more interested in chasing hot new trends than building something long term

« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2023, 10:40 »
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I dont think anyone has mentioned this site yet, I just saw it mentioned on Twitter and decided to check it out. https://www.stockai.com/ This is a stock site giving away free AI generated stock photos. I had a quick look through. You will find people with 5 arms here and there, or a dog with a human mouth. But other than some really obvious AI errors, theres so far a lot of beautiful photos on there.

This is a great source for understanding what NOT to shoot anymore.

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2023, 11:07 »
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Maybe I will be alone with my opinion here, but I think these photos all look awful.
There is something almost creepy about the way these people look. Even when the AI doesn't make errors with anatomy, everything is  "too perfect", "too smooth" and kind of too flat. The lack of texture in everything makes it look like graphics from a modern computer game. Maybe if I saw a single photo like this somewhere I would not notice, but when they are all put together like this, it looks like there is just something awfully wrong about them.

No you're not alone at all.

I guess I don't understand AI, how does he get so many of the same models?

I was curious to see who was behind this web site. Not sure that I've found all the details, but it appears it's a Dutch entrepreneur, Danny Postma

Not sure what this means for the longevity of StockAI, but it seems the founder is more interested in chasing hot new trends than building something long term

And this one too. Personal holding company by Danny Postma.   https://www.postcrafts.com/

He should call his site and company "It's the next big thing".  ;)

« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 13:33 »
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There is something almost creepy about the way these people look. Even when the AI doesn't make errors with anatomy, everything is  "too perfect", "too smooth" and kind of too flat. The lack of texture in everything makes it look like graphics from a modern computer game. ..

it's actually a well known  concept called the uncanny valley

https://spectrum.ieee.org/what-is-the-uncanny-valley

« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 13:39 »
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I see so many commercial uses for this one - not:

"A Close Up Of A Person Using A Laptop With A Bear On The Back Of The Laptop"

https://www.stockai.com/photo/a-close-up-of-a-person-using-a-laptop-with-a-bear-on-the-back-of-the-laptop:6331bc3be2d94362d787481e


I guess the bear ate the person but why is her hand sticking out of his hand and not his mouth? Very jarring and weird.

« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2023, 13:48 »
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There is something almost creepy about the way these people look. Even when the AI doesn't make errors with anatomy, everything is  "too perfect", "too smooth" and kind of too flat. The lack of texture in everything makes it look like graphics from a modern computer game. ..

it's actually a well known  concept called the uncanny valley

https://spectrum.ieee.org/what-is-the-uncanny-valley

Exactly - I think the one I posted above is a good example due to that very human hand - the dead eyes are a sure give-away.

I remember taking my daughter to see Polar Express when she was young. We loved the book - i read it to her countless times, and later she to me. And we both love Tom Hanks. But that humanoid Tom Hanks gave me the creeps. I'll take Anime over computer generated cartoon people any day. (But nothing beats the old hand drawn cels like Snow White (if you ignore her jarring non-PC name and the non-feminist need to be rescued by a prince). She, and even the dwarves, look more "real" than that eerily odd Tom Hanks conductor.


 

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