S5 Ep442: This Creepy Woman Keeps Appearing in A.I. Art & Weird Science Headlines

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S5 Ep442: This Creepy Woman Keeps Appearing in A.I. Art & Weird Science Headlines

It's getting spooooookier out and Bethany is bringing a brand new spooky story from the world of artificial intelligence! Have you heard of "Loab," the haunting woman who keeps showing up in A.I.-generated artwork? Bebe has all the details about this new freaky lady. Then, Kathleen is bringing another round of weird science headlines, including a crazy new tip for treating insomnia! (Take THAT, brain!) Plus, how would you feel about having your work computer take pictures of you and docking your pay if you're not at your desk when the pic is taken? 

What We Talked About:

14:25 - "Loab" and AI Artwork
38:41 - Weird Science Headlines

Segment 4 - “The Rise Of Workplace Surveillance” - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/podcasts/the-daily/workplace-surveillance-productivity-tracking.html
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Bethany’s Sources:
@Supercomposite, Full “Loab” Thread: https://twitter.com/supercomposite/status/1567162327950032896
Nexpo, “The Disturbing Art of A.I.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9InAbpM7mU
https://mitsloan.mit.edu/ideas-made-to-matter/machine-learning-explained
https://theghostinmymachine.com/2022/09/19/encyclopaedia-of-the-impossible-loab/
https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5vjw3/why-does-this-horrifying-woman-keep-appearing-in-ai-generated-images
https://www.aiweirdness.com
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/20/ai-art-artificial-intelligence-midjourney-dall-e-replacing-artists
https://newsletters.theatlantic.com/galaxy-brain/62fc502abcbd490021afea1e/twitter-viral-outrage-ai-art/
Midjourney Quick-Start Guide: https://midjourney.gitbook.io/docs/
https://towardsdatascience.com/understanding-latent-space-in-machine-learning-de5a7c687d8d
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loab
Midjourney’s “Default Woman” https://imgur.com/a/rus3fGm


Kathleen’s Sources: 
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/09/who-controls-smart-thermostat-temperature-nest-ecobee/671559/
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/dogs-can-see-noses-study-suggests-rcna39333
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2339328-we-are-finally-waking-up-to-the-causes-of-insomnia-and-how-to-treat-it/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2340542-stealth-rubber-coating-could-make-submarines-nearly-invisible-to-sonar/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2339612-people-trust-ai-to-make-big-decisions-as-long-as-a-human-checks-them/
https://www.science.org/content/article/lagoon-effectively-person-says-spanish-law-s-attempting-save-it
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  • Lisaa

    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview

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    martin

    @yames check this podcast out its a great one

    4 months ago·10 likes·
  • Jasmin

    BEEN WAITING FOR THIS. Thank you Andrew for everything you do. Youre a true hero to society for the research you do and for sharing it with the public.

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    martin

    Gold. Jesus Christ. How do you do it?

    4 months ago·4 likes·
  • Gillian

    So inspiring and motivational ! Great podcast ⭐️

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    Josh

    Overly cool m8

    4 months ago·9 likes·

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