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I'm obsessed with the third image omg. Also, random (and apologies if you've covered this in the newsletter already & I missed it), but do y'all have thoughts on the Kyle Chayka piece that came out recently? re: the AI-ification of the iPhone camera https://www.newyorker.com/culture/infinite-scroll/have-iphone-cameras-become-too-smart

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Omg sorry we didn't get back to you. I did have a read through this actually, quite interesting. One of the things that is fascinating about AI is how big of a shift it is in the cultural ladder and people have no clue that they are actively contributing to it or participating in it. It will be a long while before the general public understands AI. Feels like it's sort of being snuck into everyone's pockets without consent. What are your thoughts?

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No worries at all on the late response! I think that was what struck me the most, too –– about how much it's already ingrained in our everyday lives and how people genuinely just have no concept of its influence on their sense of taste, art, & creativity. I always wonder –– do I like the things that I like because they're familiar to me, because the algorithm has fed them to me, knowing and/or predicting that I'll like them? How many other people ride those same algorithms? How has AI shaped our concept of what photos should look like and what good photography is? It's scary because it's so nebulous and out of my own reach that I'm quite helpless to it.

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