• @Jumuta@sh.itjust.works
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    Technological progress shouldn’t reduce the amount of work required to do tasks. It should reduce the amount of people that have to do work they don’t enjoy, or increase the quality of living overall by reducing the cost of certain tasks/items.

    For example, it shouldn’t try to make redundant the work of artists that enjoy making art, or hobbyists that enjoy writing code. If there is too much demand for these services, then technology can be used to compensate for the part that these work enjoying people can’t provide, but technology shouldn’t make their work redundant.

    • @LainTrain@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      3 months ago

      Cringe take. Should we abolish computers too because they made making music way easier? Make each type beat guy hire an orchestra of his own, craft his own instruments? Lol this is lemmy.world alright.

      • @Jumuta@sh.itjust.works
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        no, that’s fine because that is compensating for demand that can’t be supplied for by people that enjoy what they’re doing

        • @LainTrain@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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          13 months ago

          So duh? Art school is something I can’t do, neither in terms of money nor time, there is no one to help me, teach me and there is no way for me to learn economically, and the few meme making chops I got in PS just don’t cut it alone, so why not have a tool that helps out?

          Especially when it’s in the public library form that imagegen AI like SD is, open weight, open source, locally run, libre and free as in free beer with tons of additional apps built by volunteers like Automatic1111.

              • @Jumuta@sh.itjust.works
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                -13 months ago

                If there is too much demand for these services, then technology can be used to compensate for the part that these work enjoying people can’t provide, but technology shouldn’t make their work redundant.

                • @LainTrain@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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                  13 months ago

                  I mean, that’s an interesting thought but surely you realize the two are actually the same? If the work wasn’t redundant it would still pay. I’m not really sure I understand

    • Johanno
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      93 months ago

      It isn’t replacing artists. It’s a tool that makes it easier for everyone.

      Meaning the competition increases and prices drop.

      • macniel
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        103 months ago

        Sure AI doesn’t replace artist. But corps replace artists with AI.

        • Johanno
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          13 months ago

          Well cooperations usually just pay enough that the job gets done.

          Meaning before we had underpaid artists that did it because they love their work and accepted inhumane wages and now they are replaced by even cheaper AI.

            • Johanno
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              43 months ago

              Yes and no.

              In a civilized country you could still engage with your hobbies and/or passion while working for a minimum wage.

              But yes it is worse that those who loved their job now are working for free or not at all.

              And even in Europe the conditions are worsening. The gap between rich and poor is increasing until the rich own everything.

              • @Paradachshund@lemmy.today
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                33 months ago

                Sorry to hear it’s also getting worse over there. I live in the US, so you can imagine this stuff hits a little closer to home over here with how crap our consumer and worker protections laws are at this point. I’m rooting for you guys because you seem to have at least some sane people in power still!

            • @Kedly@lemm.ee
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              33 months ago

              You’re raging against the symptom instead of the cause is what we’re getting at

              • @Paradachshund@lemmy.today
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                43 months ago

                I don’t disagree with your take, but I also think it’s extremely naive to think that that bigger issue is as easy to tackle as the “symptoms” as you call them. You’re basically saying “don’t get mad that bad things are happening to you, all we need to do is completely rebuild a societal power structure against the will of those in power”. I admire your goals, but dismissing smaller scale issues because you’d like to focus solely on the biggest issue is at best naive, and at worst risks ignoring real people’s suffering for the sake of perfection.

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                  I’m more coming at it as “ALL of our jobs are getting the axe soon, even if you were successful at banning AI, which would also ban the uses that are helping people, its equivalent to nailing a board over a crack in in a mega dam.” Or, worded differently: The status quo is whats taking peoples jobs, you aren’t going to fix this by trying to get back to it.

                  Edit: We NEED UBI in order to not have a fuckload of homeless people in the next decade

                  • @Paradachshund@lemmy.today
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                    23 months ago

                    I totally agree with you on this. I actually don’t hate AI in all forms, but right now it’s being used for a lot of crap and not very much good as far as I can see. I hope people will find ways to use it to help not hurt.