How AIs are rewriting photographic history
If you send your holiday photos to Google’s Autoawesome processor, it will snip out the best smiles and poses and combine them to make pictures of scenes that never actually happened.
AI researcher Rob Smith was struck by this when he uploaded a burst series of holiday photos to the system and got back a picture that tweezed out the best smiles from several exposures and combined them with the best poses from others.
I fucking love Tuvok so goddamn much
The real problem with people fussing over Pluto all the time is it represents the priorities of the public - preserving traditions rather than accepting facts. The pursuit of science is about building a sustainable catalog of truths, and there is no advantage in altering truths to appease nostalgia.