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Watch: The morbid, mesmerizing beauty of AI gymnastics

Watch: The morbid, mesmerizing beauty of AI gymnastics
We tried to get a 'good' image, but then realized what we were working with
We tried to get a 'good' image, but then realized what we were working with
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We tried to get a 'good' image, but then realized what we were working with

With AI advancements landing at lightning speed, it can feel like we're all stuck on a dizzying ride that we can't pause to take a breather. So, on days like this, it's worth remembering that, much like humans, there are some hilarious underachievers.

Today's best is this mesmerizing, multi-limb, antigravity collection of gymnastics routines, where athletes sprout extra arms and legs, hover in midair, turn themselves inside out and seem to bend reality itself as the apparatus morphs and elongates beneath them. But it's best just to watch ...

Moving bodies seem to be a bit of a challenge across the board for some AI models. Take, for example, video-creator Luma AI, proving that it has certainly never seen a manatee in its (we assume) extensive learnings. This was its interpretation of a manatee floating in space framed by shooting stars ...

'Manatee' drifting in space

Not to be outdone, here we have Luma again struggling in the murky marine environment, in an attempt at two narwhals having a sword fight with their tusks. What we get instead looks like an orca being flayed by an invisible butcher.

'Narwhal' fight

Still, we've come a long way since we first saw Will Smith eating a bowl of spaghetti. Just over 12 months on, we're seeing creations like this one below.

It may not be perfect, but it's sure isn't this fever-nightmare of our recent yesteryear ...

Will Smith eating Spaghetti and Meatballs

We can't help but feel like we're gonna miss these magnificently crappy early days once these models get too good to make fun of.

Source: Luma, X

4 comments
4 comments
Ranscapture
Try will smith eating a gymnast
Bodger
Dunno'. The AI gymnastics looks a bit more entertaining than the 'real' thing.
itsKeef
the frame grab is not a good look and the video just a bit creepy.
Oirinth
The "creativity" comes from scraping the internet ( with or without permission of the author of the original work ) .. its only going to get weirder from here: either we get AI images based on AI images or we end up with unhappy authors/artists poisoning the source by making intentionally weird images for AI's creators to steal