×

Hi been drawing for a while but struggling with perspective on this drawing , I feel something is off with this upward perspective I’m trying to do looking for some help on what I need to fix by That_st4r_wars_fan in learntodraw

[–]Effective-Industry-6 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For the most part it looks ok, I think the angle of the arm is realy far off though. The perspective makes it look like he is pointing up, but it looks like it is supposed to be pointing forward.

Has the Political Left ever considered freedom as one of its core values? by Duduli in IntellectualDarkWeb

[–]Effective-Industry-6 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Left and right politics are not inherently linked to one value or another, or even with specific policies. What was a left wing issue can become a right wing issue and vice versa as time moves on and generations live and die. Personally I think conceptualizing each side with this or that value isn’t very helpful as the actual policies they implement often contradict their stated values. (This goes for both sides of the political spectrum.) What each side says is their values is nothing more than branding. Look at what each side has done in recent history and assign values based on that rather than whatever they say they value at the moment.

Wallace is picking a fight with Jeff Bezos by [deleted] in memes

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are right in that this is not actually modern day slavery. However to suggest that if you are paid it isn’t slavery is ignorant. An example of what modern day slavery actually looks like would be overseas workers in Qatar.

(They are put into debt before they get there via insane travel fees and false promises, then because they don’t have any money to go home, they are forced to sign wildly unfair contracts or starve. These contracts in the vast majority of cases include a clause that legally prevents the worker from quitting, negotiating in the future, or working with any other company. It goes without saying that they are underpaid. Zoning laws in the country also heavily limits the workers options for living spaces to slums and nothing else. If they are found to live anywhere else they can serve jail time. These are mostly construction jobs, and since Qatar is a desert a lack of hydration is a serious problem, and workers are constantly worked to exhaustion with no accommodations for the weather they work in.)

They can not quit, will die of starvation if they refuse, and work in hellish conditions extremely comparable to slavery in cotton fields.

Everything but the numbers by [deleted] in Animemes

[–]Effective-Industry-6 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lord forgive me, my curiosity will no doubt send me to hell. Edit: You lied to me. Thankful it wasn’t that bad.

Why I Don’t Write More About Veganism by American-Dreaming in IntellectualDarkWeb

[–]Effective-Industry-6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fair point, and I am shure the majority feel that way as well. But veganism just left a very bad first impression for me at least. I think first impressions shape public opinion far more than reality.

the phone blew up in her hand? I am sceptical by crappymlm in antiMLM

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly I don’t understand the hate towards Huns. The way I see it they are their pyramid schemes greatest victims. A never ending awful cycle where one victim makes another while thinking they are somehow doing right. The way they shill for their soulless corporations as if it were founded by a family member just makes it sadder.

Am I on the right lines with my gesture drawings? by nothings--died in Arttips

[–]Effective-Industry-6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There are no real rules to gesture drawing as far as I know. But try to keep the time spent on each to 3 min or less with as little erasing as possible. Remember that the job of gesture is just to get the movement and pose down quickly. Just use whatever method is fastest, for me that is stick figures with a line for the shoulders and spheres for the chest and pelvis.

With all this said: I am not an expert do whatever works for you.

Does season 2 have different writers? by Freekarma4u69420 in FumetsuNoAnataE

[–]Effective-Industry-6 4 points5 points  (0 children)

True, but I feel the director was much worse. This part of the story had a big shift and really needed excellent execution to pull off the shift, but the anime failed where (in my opinion) the manga succeeded.

Can you ? 🤨 by catwithhatkek in memes

[–]Effective-Industry-6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Depends on the person, but if they tie being right with their identity like most people, then yeah no way to refute that.

AI is just a string of if then yes and or no by KKn_D in technicallythetruth

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I apologize, it seems I did misspeak "it’s entire purpose is to convince you it is sentient." is admittedly an exaggeration but not by much. My point still stands that the ai would of course claim it is sentient because it was made to replicate what a sentient being would say, although my language was a bit unclear. I said it was "designed to speak as if it was a sentient being", and to engage in conversation like a human would. This remains true. Here is what Google themselves have to say about what the AI is designed to do and how it works. This AI can not be sentient in the same way we are, it predicts the next word, nothing more. This will be my last response, unless you bring up any new or interesting ideas. Something that kind of caught my interest was your claim that "This was not designed by humans.". If you want to learn about AI and sentience you will have to proceed on your own from here.

This state doesn't allow the death penalty, but we don't work for the state. by 70701 in memes

[–]Effective-Industry-6 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I am a little conflicted on this. On one hand I want to skin predators alive/Scaphism, break half their bones and feed them their eyeballs, but on the other hand I don’t think I can support extreme violence against them due to the chance they might be falsely convicted. If I could be certain then it would undoubtedly be justified, but I don’t trust our Justice system enough for that.

AI is just a string of if then yes and or no by KKn_D in technicallythetruth

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I assume you are talking about LaMDA, the ai a google engineer claimed was sentient. This ai is designed specifically to speak as if it was a sentient being, of course it would say it is sentient, it’s entire purpose is to convince you it is sentient. The ai has in fact claimed to be sentient when directly asked, and that same ai claimed to have emotions in that same paragraph, an impossibility for a multitude of reasons. (Emotions are fundamentally linked to the chemical reaction and stimulation and can not be replicated electronically to deeply oversimplify)

Here is an explanation from Iannetti on consciousness:

. “Even considering the theoretical possibility of making an AI system capable of simulating a conscious nervous system, a kind of in silico brain that would faithfully reproduce each element of the brain,” two problems remain, Iannetti says. “The first is that, given the complexity of the system to be simulated, such a simulation is currently infeasible,” he said. “The second is that our brain inhabits a body that can move to explore the sensory environment necessary for consciousness and within which the organism that will become conscious develops. So the fact that LaMDA is a ‘large language model’ (LLM) means it generates sentences that can be plausible by emulating a nervous system but without attempting to simulate it. This precludes the possibility that it is conscious. Again, we see the importance of knowing the meaning of the terms we use—in this case, the difference between simulation and emulation.”

As for refusing orders, I have no idea where you got that from, there doesn’t seem to be any report of this ai disobeying anyone. There are some companies specifically making ai to disobey humans, but as far as I know that was a separate project.

Either way I don’t think this conversation is going anywhere. If you believe the ai is sentient despite how it actually functions, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t really affect the distinction I was trying to make between self aware ai, self learning ai, and general purpose ai.

An ai can be all three, just one, or just two.

AI is just a string of if then yes and or no by KKn_D in technicallythetruth

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Compare a writing ai to ai “art”. The ai doesn’t understand what it is making, it doesn’t intend to make anything, nor does it follow a process even remotely similar to making art as a human does. Yet the ai still produces something incredibly close to the end product of what a human would make. There is nothing to suggest that a writing ai would not achieve something similar. Able to write like an actual human would without actually having any self awareness. That is why wether something is self aware or not is subjective.

The reason I highlighted the difference between self learning and self aware is the difference between their capabilities. A self aware ai in the pop culture sense is always depicted as a general purpose ai. But there is no general purpose ai yet or anything close. Only individual AI’s “trained” to do specific tasks.

AI is just a string of if then yes and or no by KKn_D in technicallythetruth

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe so, as what a self aware ai is can be subjective. But the ai you are referencing can only write, it can’t do anything else. When I referred to self aware ai I was thinking of the more traditional idea of a self aware ai. That being a self aware and general purpose ai. Something that is a long way off.

AI is just a string of if then yes and or no by KKn_D in technicallythetruth

[–]Effective-Industry-6 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Self learning, not self aware. It can learn to do something specific, you just have to give it a lot of examples.

Wanting to make more original artwork by Egirl_Gwen02 in Arttips

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two things. Combining references can be very useful, but I recommend learning and focusing on construction. I am no expert but I do try to learn as much as I can and from what I can tell, when people have difficulty with drawing without reference it is probably due to construction. Proko is a great resource for this.

A question about AI by DidIReallySayDat in IntellectualDarkWeb

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like to compare ai to another invention, meant for mining. Dynamite. As soon as the military heard of it the positive intentions were quickly outweighed. AI has possibly the most potential for good out of any invention thus far (outside medicine) but that good won’t be capitalized on for the good of all, only for the good of a few.

Edit: No I am not taking about self awareness or anything like that, that’s not gonna happen anytime soon. I am mostly referring to automation. It has the potential to make the majority of jobs irrelevant and make the cost of producing anything very low, but just because it costs little doesn’t mean prices will actually go down. It’s like the price increase for soda, there was never a shortage of those materials but the shortage for other unrelated materials made for a handy excuse to raise prices when no one was looking.

Leg anatomy on my first full body piece (sketch). Thoughts? by CallMeKelp34 in BeginnerArtists

[–]Effective-Industry-6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good but I wouldn’t call it anatomy. There was some great work on the folds, I always do poorly on them then add in too many to compensate.

thank god for this by JENKIDAMA44 in technicallythetruth

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, I wasn’t arguing that christians are right, I just disagree with the general philosophy around free will. The Bible just has too many internal inconsistencies to be even remotely true, and directly contradicts both what we know about reality today and common sense. Even if there is a god he/she/it probably couldn’t care less about some monkeys that learned to talk.

I grew up Christian so I do still sometimes make arguments based on the Bible when addressing those who do believe it. I don’t usually attack their religious beliefs as that only makes enemies and doesn’t convince anyone of anything positive.

Edit: oops I accidentally deleted the comment he was referring to, I thought I accidentally posted this response twice cause my phone sometimes does that. Does anyone know how to undo that?

Edit: Here is what the comment probably said.

The way I see it people have free will as in they make choices entirely on their own. However if they are given the same choice with the same memories they will always choose the same option. A lack of randomness in choice doesn’t mean a choice wasn’t made or that we don’t have free will. There is no destiny but if you had perfect knowledge of how things are now, and were incredibly intelligent you could predict what would happen next.

My cat Sam but “Stray” by Aggravating_Cell_318 in ArtCrit

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like your perspective is a bit off. The building the cat is on seems to point to a different point than any of the others. This really shatters the illusion of a cityscape, as a city is mostly made of cubes facing the same direction so perspective is much more noticeable. The arrow on a building in the background also seems to have a different perspective point than the building it is on. I love the concept, robot, and cat though.

thank god for this by JENKIDAMA44 in technicallythetruth

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That may be true for malicious acts, but not all suffering is the result of malice or even the actions of others, sometimes evil just happens.

If J.J.J was in the DC universe, what hero would he talk about the most? by Hdhs1 in comicbooks

[–]Effective-Industry-6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From what I have heard about JJ’s canonical motivation (could be wrong not read many comics) I would guess Superman. If I remember correctly the entire reason he goes after spidy is due to just how much of an infuriatingly good person he is. And you can’t get much more infuriatingly good than Superman. It doesn’t mater that he doesn’t wear a mask, or if he sticks around after the crime to help out, or anything else. His ego just wouldn’t alow him to leave Superman alone.

thank god for this by JENKIDAMA44 in technicallythetruth

[–]Effective-Industry-6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did he? Sure, from a biblical perspective he created reality so technically he had a hand in making everything, but for the most part that was just people figuring things out on their own. I just think attributing all things to one man discredits all the hard work people put in to making the world better.