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AI? More like Aiiiiiii!

Behold, the face of Loab! She was accidentally created by an artist called @Supercomposite using an AI art application. He doesn’t say which one. Or why he named her Loab.

According to his story, she popped out when the AI was instructed to create two ‘negative prompt weight’ images – that’s when you ask the AI to create an image that’s the opposite of a prompt.

He asked it to come up with the opposite of “Brando” – which, for some reason, rendered the image of a logo. Then he wondered if the opposite of that image would actually be an image of Marlon Brando.

Nope. Loab.

According to the urban legend-y version of the story, the recognizable face of Loab started turning up in this guy’s negative prompt weight searches of all sorts of unrelated things, like some kind of creepy demon..

That’s not what he’s saying. If you read his thread (and this Forbes article), he says he ‘seeded’ her origin story into all the subsequent images, so it’s no surprise she keeps popping up.

What is creepy as hell, though, is the more he worked with her, the more horrible and disturbing the images became. There are many in the link above. Some, he said, were so gross he wouldn’t publish them – dismembered child snuff pictures, pretty much.

If you start with a disturbing image and ask an AI to elaborate, it will pull increasingly disturbing content out of the ether to go with, I guess. Makes sense. But how did the AI come up with her in the first place, and how is she recognizably herself again and again?


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 12, 2022, 6:29 pm

But how did the AI come up with her in the first place, and how is she recognizably herself again and again?

Diabolus ex machina.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 12, 2022, 9:30 pm

I have been playing with an AI image generator called Craiyon at


It’s a lot of fun. Sometimes it does really well (it can do an amazing “puppy”) and sometimes it is horrible. It can’t draw faces for some reason so “Miss America” turned out to be a bad idea. I have been thinking of odd terms for it whenever I can and “Brave Heart” gave me a really cute anime warrior with a heart outfit. “Too old to rock and roll” gave me a pretty cool guitar player. “Alien Motorcycle” was well just weird, but “moose powered car” was amazing!

You can specify things like ‘illustration’ or ‘realistic’

It’s clearly not as sophisticated as whatever is creating LOAB, but judging from that image that’s a good thing.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: September 12, 2022, 9:56 pm

Here’s a fright:

Karen Black as “Amelia” in Trilogy of Terror (1975).


Comment from dissent555
Time: September 12, 2022, 10:18 pm

Skynet can do whatever it wants with this after it becomes self aware.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 13, 2022, 6:30 pm

I was playing with one too, Some Veg. I forget which one, but it was slow and stupid!

It was fun coming up with prompts to give it, though.

I’ll try yours.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 13, 2022, 7:15 pm

No wonder Skynet wants to wipe us all out.

We’re scary!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 13, 2022, 9:20 pm

ON the art AI thingie – act like an adolescent boy and type in all the smutty words you can think of.

Curious results in most cases.

Pine Forest and Elven City got some results.
It comes up with good predictable, but decent, elven cities
Yes, I know those aren’t smutty words unless we’re talking about the Rings of Wokeness.

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