The rise of Artificial Intelligence-rendered artworks has been embroiled in controversies since its inception. From striking artistes to picketing actors, the utilisation of AI has stirred unease within the creative community. Recently, amidst Bangladeshi social media, the reimagining of actors in various styles, eras and contexts has captured headlines, sparking mixed reactions from a diverse audience. What particularly caught my attention was the rendering of images of late artistes, most notably Salman Shah.
Why does Big Tech want an immediate 6-month pause on any further development?
Bangladesh stands at the threshold of a paradigm shift in technological development as it is poised to change gear into a faster mode of economic development, and realising its vision of becoming a developed nation by 2041.
Future historians may well mark the second half of March 2023 as the moment when the era of artificial intelligence truly began.
As AI evolves, it is crucial to establish ethical standards and regulations to address potential challenges.
At the risk of sounding another alarm bell, what are we to make of technology that arrives not only to optimise and improve human life but also to rob humans from our sources of joy and expression?
The correlation between writing and technology is as old as writing, for writing IS technology. Technological advances such as papyrus, the printing press, the mechanical pencil, the fountain pen, and the typewriter have complemented writing.
On the surface, integrating artificial intelligence technology with music might seem like a good idea. But in reality, things may not fare so well.
Unpacking “hidden needs” requires empathy, a process whereby a human person recognises and acknowledges the feeling and emotions (e.g. the tragedy one went through, the happiness they experience) of other human persons.