But why do these programs mess with your hands (let alone your bare feet)? Asked.
To find out, I emailed Midjourney. Stability AI with stable spread. And OpenAI, which created DALL-E 2. Only Stability AI answered my question.
A Stability AI spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, “It’s generally understood that within AI datasets, human images are less likely to show hands than faces.” , so they tend to be much smaller in the source image.”
To learn more, we reached out to Amelia Winger-Bearskin, an artist and associate professor of AI and art at the University of Florida. her blog“I’m obsessed with this question!” exclaimed Winger Bearskin during our video call.
According to Winger-Bearskin, generative artificial intelligence, trained on billions of images collected from the internet, understands what a “hand” is, or at least how it connects anatomically to the human body. not.
“We’re just looking at how the hands are represented” in the trained images, she said. “The hands in the image are very subtle,” she adds. “They’re usually clinging to something. Or sometimes they’re clinging to other people.”
The pictures, paintings, and screenshots AI learns from might have a hand holding a curtain or holding a microphone. It may be waving so that you can see a few fingers, or pointing towards the camera. Or your fingers may be curled into an invisible fist.
“In images, hands rarely look alike this‘ said Winger Bearskin, his hands outstretched with fingers spread. “If all the images were like this, AI could perfectly reproduce them.” or you need to understand what those constraints are.
Hands have a fundamental place in the art world — traces of hands on cave walls very first It is the kind of art created by Homo sapiens as we know it and is considered some of the most difficult objects to draw or paint.In ancient Greek and medieval European painting, representations of the human hand were It was still flat and lacked complexity.
It was the period of Renaissance art, between the 14th and 16th centuries in Europe, when artists like Leonardo da Vinci started studying Hands were sketched, including structural elements such as bones and ligaments, to represent the human hand in all its complexity. (This era also most famous frescoes Including both hands – Michelangelo’s Creation of AdamIt depicts God as a bearded man reaching out his right arm to touch Adam’s outstretched left arm.)
“Da Vinci was actually obsessed with hands and did a great deal of hand research,” said Winger Bearskin. On the other hand, when an AI is trained on an image, “it just looks at it and says, ‘Oh, in this case it’s only half the thumb.’ Therefore, it will be somewhat distorted when reproduced.
But one day, generative AI will greatly improve the rendering of images of limbs and teeth. “It has to be,” said Winger Bearskin. “For AI to become a useful tool for humanity, it needs to understand what it means to be human and the anatomical reality of being human.”