• 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.

            • @Kedly@lemm.ee
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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.

                • @Kedly@lemm.ee
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                  03 months ago

                  I mean, its not a massive benefit to society, but AI gens have given me access to far more creative freedom than any tool previous, and I have ESL co-workers who said that Chat GPT helped them practice their conversation skills in English. Yeah corporate use of AI is disgusting, but corporate use of most tech is