Daily Photo – Oh, Bard…
I love playing around with new AI stuff. Some of it is great (Midjourney/ChatGPT) some of it is terrible and sometimes it’s really hit and miss. Regardless of the result it’s always fun to experiment. Recently Google added image uploads to Bard, their AI chat, and you can have it do things like describe the contents of the image.
Now knowing Bard had a tendency, even with normal chat, to invent nonsense facts I was curious to see how it would do with some of my images. To be fair, it started off promising, but then… well… it all got a bit “imaginative”. So, here’s one example:
“The image you sent me shows an aerial view of a city with tall buildings and a yacht in the middle. The city is located on a peninsula, and the water on the left side of the image is a bay. The buildings in the city are mostly tall skyscrapers, and there are a few smaller buildings as well. The yacht in the middle of the image is white, and it has a blue stripe on the side. There are a few people on the yacht, and they are standing on the deck.
The sky in the image is blue, and there are a few clouds. The sun is shining, and the light is reflecting off of the water in the bay. The overall impression of the image is one of a modern city with a beautiful skyline.
Here are some additional details about the image:
The image was taken during the day, in the afternoon.
The weather is clear and sunny.
The water in the bay is a light blue color.
The sky is a clear blue color.
The city is surrounded by mountains.
I hope this description is helpful.”
So the question is… is Bard “imagining” what is outside the image or is it picking up this being Hong Kong and therefore it’s describing aspects of that location, even though they are not in the frame… hmm…
Daily Photo – As the Season Changed
This was taken on the last day of summer a few years ago. I love it when things start to get properly moody in NZ weather wise. Autumn is a great time, not only for the colors but it starts to get back into aurora time darkness wise and the sunsets tend to go a bit wilder with the extra moisture coming into the air. Here you can see things starting to get a bit more mixed weather wise!
Daily Photo – Fiordland National Park from Above
I’ve driven up and down this road quite a few times over the years and always found it to be stunning. From the ground the options are fantastic but I got a whole new appreciation for the area when I started chucking the quadcopter up to explore further.
Daily Photo – Tane in the Pool
While we were in Langkawi, each of us had our own pool for our rooms. How cool is that? We would always have arguments… like he said, why don’t you come to my pool. And I was like no way man. I’m not getting in your filthy pool. Get your skinny ass over to my pool and get it all dirty with your dirty dirty body and then Tane was like, okay.