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How many fingers am I holding up?

The is AI, naturally. I don’t know why, but it really cannot work out fingers, teeth and how many legs a cat has got. (Pinched from Reddit, where I believe the key phrase was “The correct number of fingers”).

I spent an enjoyable hour browsing this Twitter account for funny AI generated images. It’s amazing what it can do, and what it can’t.

Then I spent another happy hour playing with the AI programs themselves. That is, until I uploaded a picture of myself. I AM NOT THAT OLD AND WRINKLY – thank you! – stupid computer program.

You can try it yourself on Craiyon or DeepAI or DreamAI. I’m sure there are many others. Just…be careful uploading a selfie.


Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 8, 2023, 8:39 pm

Am I recollecting correctly that Sweasel has written in the past about an unsatisfactory result when drawing/sketching hands? Perhaps the AI was written by a similar minded person 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 8, 2023, 8:54 pm

Actually, my screed was about feet. Hands are hard – famously so – but I find feet even harder. I did an Inktober of all hands and feet one year.

But, yes, that thought occurred to me, too. It’s just weird to me that it doesn’t usually mess up faces that badly.

Comment from OldFert
Time: February 9, 2023, 2:29 am

Odd. I scrolled through the page linked and the written copy in the generated pictures was gibberish. Just the kind of written copy I seen in a book or on a sign, etc., in my dreams.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 9, 2023, 2:18 pm

I have read that you can’t read in your dreams because…something about the literate part of your brain isn’t awake while you dream.

Comment from CJ
Time: February 10, 2023, 11:26 am

I really want the reason to be that the AI is snarky. If someone asked me to draw “the correct number of fingers”, my sketches would have featured only one or two particular fingers. So points to the AI for being sarcastic but not rude.

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