#185: The Painted Word

When you write about technology—or most subjects, really—there are certain topics that the internet seems to hand down like homework, demanding that Twitter’s vast volunteer army and the semi-professional Substack corps weigh in with a full spectrum of hot takes. The latest such topic has been AI art, specifically DALL-E (a welcome break from previous topics like crypto and the metaverse); as the thinkpieces flooded my inboxes and feeds over the last week, they began to feel like the products of DALL-E prompts themselves, churned out by the human hive mind as reliably as the software churns out its uncanny images. Anyway, you’re currently reading my contribution to the collective effort: A few days ago, Sachin Benny

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