Rick Hulbert - The Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Photography (7:30 PM EDT)
The impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Photography have emerged as the hottest and most controversial topics of 2023. Rick’s presentation takes a relatively quick look at both the upsides and downsides of AI technology from a photographer’s perspective as well as from a beholder’s or viewer’s impression. Rick’s 90 minute presentation will provide a taste of his evolving thoughts on AI’s impact on the art of photography.
The following 3 opinions highlight the controversy:
Cole Haddon writes, “AI – as artists currently discuss it -- is not genuinely artificial intelligence. It’s not sentient . . . All it can do is take your prompts, pillage public domain and copyrighted material from across the Internet, and then piece it together in what appears to be original ways, but is, in fact, wide-scale theft.”
Deepak Chopra writes, “AI’s role is to make access to infinite possibilities a universal gift, through vast computing ability, machine learning, and superhuman speed. . . But it takes human intelligence to actually have the experience, to want it, to benefit from it personally. . . The future belongs to users who can sort out potential deception and dismantle it.”
Antti Karppinen writes, “It’s a blessing and a curse in one nifty package.”