Limbo, according to popular belief, refers to a space located on the edge of heaven or hell. Precisely, based on its most common definitions, the AI generated images that portray the loneliness and coldness with which this place is associated.
On this occasion, a user of the TikTok platform disclosed the images he obtained after asking the AI Midjourney represent in images the enigmatic space known as limbo.
About Midjourney, it is a program that uses artificial intelligence to create images from textual descriptions, similar to the processes that other AIs allow such as Dall-e, from OpenAI, or Stable Diffusion.
Limbo, according to popular belief, refers to a space located on the edge of heaven or hell. Precisely, based on its most common definitions, the AI created images that portray the loneliness and coldness with which this place is associated.
Geometric figures in the middle of nowhere, a kind of endless lake, an endless stairway to heaven, the light at the end of the tunnel and the permanent feeling of loneliness were protagonists in the surprising images that the AI produced.
As expected, the results went viral and captured the curiosity of thousands of users on TikTok, who reacted by commenting on their impressions after seeing the images.
“Well, I hope it’s that relaxing and fun”; “I don’t know why it makes me want to go in”; “Limbo is not like that, but it looks like it. A limbo does not make sense, its spaces are limited in your mind. You choose a hell or a heaven”; “Oh no, why does it have to have water”; “beautifully terrifying”; “limbo is a state in which one is and at the same time not”; “It’s more like a blank space with some shadows and an endless sky,” say some of the featured comments on the post.
An artificial intelligence recreates a world without men and surprises with its findings
In recent months, anyone interested in artificial intelligence (AI) has had the opportunity to interact with different digital platforms that are capable of offering different services, thanks to the fact that they are powered by this technology.
A clear example is the ChatGPT chatbot, which has the ability to answer different questions, solve complex mathematical operations and even offer advice on financial education, tourism and even romantic issues. On the other hand, there are platforms like Midjourney or Bing Image Creator that allow to generate highly realistic illustrations based on the textual descriptions of a user.
For this reason, an AI has imagined what the world would be like without men. He software was created by a student at the University of Georgia, and uses a technique called ‘Antagonistic Generative Grid’, which creates two neural networks that compete with each other to produce new images.
This time, the program used a data set of photos from different cities to generate new images that eliminate the presence of man.
The result left a compilation of images that show different places and landscapes with many changes. For example, the streets and buildings look emptier. There are also substantial changes in the distribution of the population and the way people interact.
The experiment aroused interest in the scientific community. However, it generated criticism, since many considered that the removal of men could perpetuate gender bias.
Critics also claim that this can lead to discrimination, such as race, religion and social class. Faced with objections, the creators of the software They have explained that their intention is not to give a political or social position, but to demonstrate all the capacity that artificial intelligence has.