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Oh no! It’s retarded!

People have started using AI for clip art, because (as of this writing, anyway) nobody can copyright the stuff AIs generate. You can often tell when this has been done (count the fingers), but it does a pretty passable job at generic illustration.

Well, I need a map of the South coast of England with no copyright. I thought this would be *perfect* for AI. In theory, if I tell it specifically I want a map of Kent, it out to assemble a map out of nothing but other maps of Kent and come up with a generic map of Kent.

In theory.

In practice, this is the best I’ve gotten so far. I mean, it looks more like Kent than it looks like Rhode Island, but that ain’t saying much.

I’m willing to believe that it’s a weakness in the free online tools I’m using. Surely a more sophisticated AI, you could tell it to limit its input to other maps of Kent and not get this output.

I love the fact maps have text on them, so AI has drawn random gibberish squiggles all over it.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: March 14, 2023, 8:59 pm

The AI repository must have included somebody named “Kent,” along with various historical map renderings and political …. things.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: March 14, 2023, 9:02 pm

How about OpenStreetMap.Org:


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 15, 2023, 2:20 am

No Dragons?

Now do one of MAGA Country!

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: March 15, 2023, 11:18 am

The line becomes fuzzer. Blurring reality becomes effortless with technology. I know I sound like a curmudgeon but soon we won’t know our asses from holes in the ground. Hey, there’s something to feed into the ai generators.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 15, 2023, 6:20 pm

Hey, can you do a map of Kailasa?

Newark NJ wants the map to hang in the mayor’s office but the people at city hall are having problems finding a map of the place on the internet.

Oh, they didn’t look, that explains everything.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: March 15, 2023, 7:04 pm


Thanks for the laughs!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 15, 2023, 7:24 pm

I once spent an hour on a map trying to find Luxembourg. Fucking Luxembourg.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 15, 2023, 7:51 pm

Due North of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, first castle on the left.

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