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Penny Arcade - Comic - Altmania

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Penny Arcade - Comic - Altmania

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    edited May 24
    Am I supposed to know who or what is referenced here? Is this some subculture thing?

    V1m on
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    LttlefootLttlefoot Registered User regular
    Sam Altman is one of the AI guys and made a deepfake of scarlet Johansson’s voice or something

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Ohhh

    Well fuck that guy then.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    That little spanker is half his size.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    And also Penny Arcade's newsposts were almost certainly scraped as part of ChatGPT's training set, as you can ask it to write in Jerry's style and it will do so.

    Plus we know Midjourney used his rich portfolio of artistic works.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    Worse than that, Altman asked Johansson for permission to use her voice to normalize their new shitty AI system on account of the movie Her, she said no, and they did it anyway, then Altman posted a single word tweet, "Her".

    She's seeking legal action, but really I just hope she unhinges her jaw like a snake and eats him whole.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    That little spanker is half his size.

    Yeah it's not even full sized.

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    palidine40palidine40 Registered User regular
    pennyarcade, the hero gotham deserves, and needs, right now XD

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    palidine40palidine40 Registered User regular
    Sam Altman is one of the AI guys and made a deepfake of scarlet Johansson’s voice or somethin

    I wouldn't exactly "say" that right now, even though every news source is saying it. We need to hear what process he used to get the voice that he is using. There are some voice actors that are able to imitate like a mofo. Yes Sam's a slimeball who steals all art and deserves to have his things stolen and have him put into poverty permanently so he knows what its like to be held down like he's holding down other artists, but the bastard probably just paid another voice artist and will probably get away with it. Luckily it will cost him something though

    (quote buttons not working for some reason, sorry it looks like butt)

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    That little spanker is half his size.

    Yeah it's not even full sized.

    Look, when you're going over to someone's house, you have to bring the travel sized paddle.
    It's just not convenient to bring the full sized one.

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    thorkosthorkos Registered User regular
    I hope y'all take some time to write an Amicus Brief in support of her lawsuit on par with the Onion's epicness.

    https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-293/242292/20221003125252896_35295545_1-22.10.03 - Novak-Parma - Onion Amicus Brief.pdf

    NOLITEACTVMIRI
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    Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 24
    Ai bros have to be approaching a Break Laws : Usefulness ratio previously only achieved by certain crypto exchanges. It's almost impressive how bad all the ai stuff is at everything. The news is just full of "LoL AI thinks Obama is Muslim".

    This is must be what it is like to be a luddite, except the tech really is garbage this time. Even a broken clock etc.

    Monkey Ball Warrior on
    "I resent the entire notion of a body as an ante and then raise you a generalized dissatisfaction with physicality itself" -- Tycho
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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    Ai bros have to be approaching a Break Laws : Usefulness ratio previously only achieved by certain crypto exchanges. It's almost impressive how bad all the ai stuff is at everything. The news is just full of "LoL AI thinks Obama is Muslim".

    This is must be what it is like to be a luddite, except the tech really is garbage this time. Even a broken clock etc.

    You've summoned them! Prepare to be "um, actually"'d about the Luddites in three ... two ...

    I appreciate this strip poking a bit of fun at itself for its use of the "draw the bad guy being an idiot" style of strip.

    Also it never ceases to amaze me how these villains can never just leave well enough alone. They'd be untouchable if they contented themselves with screwing over powerless small fish. But they always have to press their luck and try to cheat/steal from someone who actually has the power and fame to do something about it.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited May 24
    see317 wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    That little spanker is half his size.

    Yeah it's not even full sized.

    Look, when you're going over to someone's house, you have to bring the travel sized paddle.
    It's just not convenient to bring the full sized one.

    Portable size or no, those markings had better be holes drilled in the paddle if he wants to be taken seriously.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    palidine40 wrote: »
    Sam Altman is one of the AI guys and made a deepfake of scarlet Johansson’s voice or somethin

    I wouldn't exactly "say" that right now, even though every news source is saying it. We need to hear what process he used to get the voice that he is using. There are some voice actors that are able to imitate like a mofo. Yes Sam's a slimeball who steals all art and deserves to have his things stolen and have him put into poverty permanently so he knows what its like to be held down like he's holding down other artists, but the bastard probably just paid another voice artist and will probably get away with it. Luckily it will cost him something though

    Oh, he very much did get another voice actor to imitate her. And it's very likely they had a voice model that was trained on a lot of voice samples (probably including ScarJo's, given OpenAI's draconian gobbling up of every piece of content they can get their hands on) and then fine-tuned by having this VA imitate her.

    But that doesn't make it legal. See the successful suits by Bette Midler and Tom Waits for examples of not being able to get away with making people think your knockoff artist is the actual artist. And the evidence of this is compounded by the undisputed facts that a) OpenAI did try to get ScarJo to do the job and b) Altman posted that one line tweet "Her", which is the name of the movie that had the performance that this voice is imitating. From that evidence, it's pretty clear that they wanted their Her-like product to sound like ScarJo performing it.
    (quote buttons not working for some reason, sorry it looks like butt)

    The workaround right now is you can right-click on the Quote link and open in a new window to get the quoting (or the equivalent on mobile).

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    Emperor MegamanEmperor Megaman Registered User regular
    I thought the quote issue was a problem on my end. It's a forum issue?
    Yeah, like @dennis said open in a new tab.

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