Ep 0: Communing With An AI God
Friends Nathan and Kelly have a problem—they’re hopeless AI art addicts.
Over the past several months, incredible strides have been made in the realm of AI art taking it from a mere novelty to something much more profound. The emergence of tools like Midjourney allows users to create images that are detailed, nuanced, beautifully composed, and emotionally arresting in mere seconds. And as Nathan and Kelly spend their evenings communing with this nascent AI god they can’t help wondering what implications this new technology might have on—well, everything.
Together, they’ll examine topics at the intersection of consciousness, art, technology, and philosophy through the lens of this emerging medium. In this episode we’re talking about how our addiction began (and how it’s developing), what we love about Midjourney (and what we’re less psyched about), as well as sharing some of our favorite pieces.
We’ll also dive into some of the ethical issues associated with this new technology, and finally we’ll break down the profound—and unsettling—philosophical implications with regard to the nature of consciousness and reality.