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Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2009 (Lansdowne, VA) with: Gert Franz
Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2009 (Lansdowne, VA) with: Gert Franz ( @gert_railo )

Working Code Podcast - Episode 104: Alexa Make A Podcast About AI

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Tim recently read that, "1 in 10 AI (Artificial Intelligence) engineers think that AI will be the downfall of our civilization." But, it's not all doom-and-gloom; he's also been reading about some exciting advances in AI and Machine Learning (ML) such as Amazon Alexa being able to come up with novel bedtime stories for kids, Cosplay stars trying out new outfits using personalized "generative art", and complex software modules being created from simple prompts.

It seems that AI/ML is advancing at a breakneck speed, leveraging a rich Venture Capital (VC) space driven by a "move fast and break things" mentality. This can be really effective at creating change; but, we're also seeing lots of AI models becoming so big and so complex that no one really understands how they work. Which is problematic when such models take on the inherently biased tendencies of their creators and moderators.

All that and more on this week's show:

... featuring these beautiful, beautiful people:

With audio editing and engineering by ZCross Media.

For the full show notes and links, visit the episode page. And, be sure to follow the show and come chat with us on Discord! Our website is workingcode.dev and we're @WorkingCodePod on Twitter and Instagram. New episodes drop weekly on Wednesday.

Not All Image Generation Prompts Are Created Equal

In the show, I mentioned that when the Image Diffusion stuff was being discussed on all the podcasts, I decided to try it out. I entered a prompt about big, beautiful, muscular women; and, I was blown away at how realistic they came out - almost like photographs!

After we recorded this episode, I thought it would be fun to regenerate those images and share them here. I have no idea where I generated the first round of images, so I just googled for "image generation" and came across craiyon.com. And — oh boy — these were not the images I was looking for! Apparently, not all image generation models are created equal.

Here's the prompt that I gave it:

Large muscular women flexing biceps dripping in sweat but feeling confident and sexy like they own the world

... and here's the stuff of nightmares that it generated:

Good luck falling asleep tonight after seeing these! Mwaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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