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Just Released: Meet Lexica.art – A Massive Database Of AI-Generated Images 

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If you’re one who’s looking for inspiration for your next AI-generated artwork, you should check out this website called Lexica.art. It’s a massive collection of millions of Stable Diffusion images including its text prompts people used to create them. The web app is pretty basic and neat with a simple discord link, a search box, and of course the images.

 

The way it’s described by the developer Sharif Shameem, is a search engine for AI-generated images and prompts. For instance, you can enter “astronaut” in the search box if you’re interested in seeing artworks related to an astronaut. What’s great is you’ll see the exact prompt used to generate the image on the left side. You can copy and remix these text prompts to create even cooler results. According to Sharif, Lexica is serving 100 GB of images per hour and is growing rapidly.

 

Lexica’s search engine is now 100% powered by CLIP. This means your search query will likely have thousands of matching Stable Diffusion images. You can also search by image similarity too.

 

God Mode

You can toggle the Grid Layout mode to quickly view hundreds of images on one page. Click on each photo to see the parameters like the prompt, seed, etc. You can even move the slider to change the size of the image previews. I like this mode better than the List view.

Read the full article at: medium.com

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The Future is Here: AI-Generated Art Wins Art Prize – Artists Aren’t Happy

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This year, the Colorado State Fair’s annual art competition gave out prizes in all the usual categories: painting, quilting and sculpture. But one entrant, Jason M. Allen of Pueblo West, Colorado, didn’t make his entry with a brush or a lump of clay. He created it with Midjourney, an artificial intelligence program that turns lines of text into hyper-realistic graphics. Mr. Allen’s work, “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial,” took home the blue ribbon in the fair’s contest for emerging digital artists — making it one of the first A.I.-generated pieces to win such a prize, and setting off a fierce backlash from artists who accused him of, essentially, cheating.

 

Reached by phone on Wednesday, Mr. Allen defended his work. He said that he had made clear that his work — which was submitted under the name “Jason M. Allen via Midjourney” — was created using A.I., and that he hadn’t deceived anyone about its origins.

 

“I’m not going to apologize for it,” he said. “I won, and I didn’t break any rules.” A.I.-generated art has been around for years and is here to stay. But tools released this year — with names like DALL-E 2, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion — have made it ultimately possible for rank amateurs to create complex, abstract or photorealistic works simply by typing a few words into a text box.

Read the full article at: www.nytimes.com

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3D Printed Reefs —

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in 2017 RDL designed a series of 3D printed reef units for the WWF Netherlands oyster reef restoration research project in the North Sea. The units were 3D printed in Rotterdam by Boskalis using D-shape technology. 50 units were printed in sizes ranging from 50cm high to 120cm high and will be monitored over the coming years. This will be one of the largest research based projects assessing the effectiveness of the material and technology. 

Read the full article at: www.reefdesignlab.com

Read the full article at: www.reefdesignlab.com

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Best photo editing apps for astrophotography | Space

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Make your night sky photographs shine brighter by using one of the best photo editing apps for astrophotography.

When we look up into the night sky with our naked eyes, we can make out faint sources of light, the bright light from the moon, and perhaps a sighting of a nearby planet on a clear night if we’re lucky. While with the help of the best cameras for astrophotography, we can see the much fainter glows of nebulae and galaxies. Even the best telescopes and best binoculars can’t reveal all the subtle colors and patterns that post-shoot editing using photo editing apps can.

Read the full article at: www.space.com

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AI becoming backbone of products and services: Gartner Hype Cycle

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Adoption of AI, long a bold promise for enterprise IT, will accelerate as a component of other products, services and solutions, Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2022 projects.

As the technology evolves, advances in AI lead to faster development of models and thus faster arrival at the benefits, said Melissa Davis, VP analyst at Gartner. 

Read the full article at: www.ciodive.com

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– Adaptable Technology

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Business is more digital than ever, and small to medium-sized businesses are finding new ways to optimize their operations with artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Businesses can manage and improve products, automate services and be proactive with customer data. This interesting topic came to us from Inc. in their article, “What Do Small Business Owners Need to Know About Data and A.I.?“ While software cannot actually think, it can be programmed to solve problems in ways that involve work similar to perception, reasoning and learning. AI is not an exact replica of a human’s capabilities, but it can be used to interpret language, perform tasks and make predictions. AI is an algorithm, which at its most basic level is a process that takes in one thing and outputs another. Machine learning algorithms need large volumes of data to feed their work. As more organizations, regardless of size, implement AI, it has never been more important for them to understand how AI systems make the decisions they do. Explainable AI allows users to comprehend and trust the results and output created by machine learning algorithms. Explainable AI is used to describe an AI model, its expected impact and potential biases. Why is this important? Because explainability becomes critical when the results can have an impact on data security or safety. Melody K. Smith Sponsored by Access Innovations, the intelligence and the technology behind world-class explainable AI solutions.

Read the full article at: taxodiary.com

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