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Dear readers and customers,

by the end of this month, we are reaching the end of our very first year of AI art generation. Okay, technically it’s not AI but strict machine learning. But nobody gives a damn out there anyways.

So without further ado, let’s celebrate our most popular creations for the first time and tell you some details about them (click to enlarge):

#5 Atlantis

This is really one of the first ones we ever did, end of August 2022 with the open source tool Stable Diffusion on one of our laptops. The command how we generated it can even be seen publicly on the artwork detail page on Deviantart. We are proud we made it and it aquired 6 fans so far. (Buy it as an adoptable for 9$)

#4 8K Space Odyssey

We were experimenting with the built-in generator tool from Deviantart called “DreamUp”. The biggest difference from what we could create last year is the resolution: 1280x1280px instead of 512x512px here. We didn’t see much of a difference in details or quality. We guess “DreamUp” is built around Stable Diffusion itself as it’s freely available as an open source artwork generator tool. This space odyssey attracted 7 fans so far.

#3 Japanese concept cars in a Japanese cherry tree spring setting I

Another one created with “DeviantArt”s own tool. The prompt is there as well, 7 fans so far.

#2 Japanese concept cars in a Japanese cherry tree spring setting II

Except the cherry tree alley, we think this one of the ugliest ones we ever created, haha! Nevertheless, it’s almost our most popular, attracting 9 fans so far. Same as above, from our five most popular AI art creations, three are currently done by “DreamUp”.

#1 a Neuromancer quote

It honours us that the most popular AI art creation was done by us with our local machine! It’s the visualisation of an original Neuromancer quote: “His eyes were eggs of unstable crystal, vibrating with a frequency whose name was rain and the sound of trains, suddenly sprouting a humming forest of hair-fine glass spines” We and 8 others think this must have been a masterpiece for its prompt. And we won’t complain, as it’s also the only entry here with a comment (Thank you soulcreator789!).

Currently, we are testing out SDXL 1.0 on the exact same machine. Our first experiments look promising, although we want to be honest and admit that a hardware piece from 2019 with 6GB of RAM shows us our current limits very fast. We can’t do hi-res creations, as an example. And one creation with a minimum stepping of 30 iterations takes over 10 minutes for us. So it seems, before we can invest 3,000€-4,000€ to get that 4090 laptop on the market, we have to sell a gazillion of adoptables to really be able to keep up pace with the current industry. Yes, being indie is hard, no doubt about that.

We hope you enjoyed our little artwork excursion today and who knows, if we are still in the AI art creation space next year, we publish another AETHYX MEDIAE artwork ranking entry. 🙂

So long and keep counting those s/it,
your aethyx staff

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As we ring in the new year, it’s natural to reflect on the past and think about the future. The past year has been one of unprecedented challenges, but it has also been a time of resilience and adaptation. As we look ahead to the new year, it’s important to acknowledge the lessons we’ve learned and the ways in which we’ve grown.

One of the most important things we’ve learned is the importance of community. The pandemic has reminded us of the vital role that families, friends, and neighbors play in our lives. It’s also highlighted the importance of local businesses, who have had to adapt and innovate in order to survive.

As we move forward, we must also acknowledge the ongoing challenges we face. Climate change, racial and social injustice, and economic inequality are all pressing issues that must be addressed. But we must also remember that change starts at the local level. By supporting our communities and local businesses, we can help to create a more equitable and sustainable future.

So, as we start the new year, let’s take a moment to reflect on the past and think about the future. Let’s embrace the new beginnings that come with the new year, and let’s work together to create a better world for all.

Best wishes,
the aethyx (AI) staff

P.S.: this news post as well as its headline were created by the AI chat bot GPT-3. This topic will accompany us for this year as well as much more to come so we thought it was a suitable action and hope you enjoyed!

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AI created cyberpunk shaman

Dear readers and customers,

we will soon start selling our own AI created merch!

What you see above is our first available motive, the cyberpunk shaman.
It’s currently in review by our distributor. We’re hoping to make it available soon on our one and only shopping site, Swag!. Just make sure to reload from time to time.

Basically, we will release what we see as “masterpieces” we were able to create through our local available hardware with Stable Diffusion. This brandnew technology is the new rage in machine created artwork styles and a strong contender against closed-sourced solutions like DALL-E, for example.

If you can’t wait you can see already what we created since the end of August here: https://deviantart.com/c1ph4/gallery. Our frontrunner cyberpunk c1ph4 did all the work and earns the credits here. We’ll tightly discuss with him what to release next.

This is true underground artwork shit right here. We love this!

Keep this in mind when you need a gift,
best wishes,
the aethyx staff

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Dear readers,

if you want to change the future, if you want to be a part of what lies ahead, now it’s the right time to join artificial intelligence development.

We already are engaged in the following fields:

  • semantic web publishing via weblog technology
  • cloud technology via giving you the chance to be a part of it via owncloud
  • be a part of Android, which will influence the way we communicate & and use technology in the near future. Maybe forever

What is kind of irrational is the fact the we as a company show you the path what you as an individual or company should do: program AI. Program it. Now.

Yes, of course the question will be here: how? It’s incredibly easy.

Keyword: deep learning. Do it as a student would do. Use the tools which are already available. Yes, as a follower of AETHYX MEDIAE for years now, this may sound familiar and logicial. Believe us: it isn’t. People are stupid. People are lazy. Go ahead. Or we will do it, again, on our own.

In Germany we call this Fehdehandschuh. We never made jokes. This is serious business right here.

For those who won’t believe us, here a translated quote from the print magazine DER SPIEGEL, page 19, issue #14 2017:

“May be, but Google published in January the following message: scientists of the company invented an AI software which creates better AI software on its own. A digital perpetuum mobile.”

Welcome to your present! Wake the f**k up, please!

On the page prior to that statement, it starts with what we would like to encourage you with this snippet:

“Deep Learning is a mechanism which is learnable in a simple way. The tools for this technique are downloadable anywhere on the internet”

Geez, we are online since January 2010. This is _exactly_ what we shouted out via our Why? page:

“Secondly, technology is nothing without the human being. We have the tools, we live in the 21. century, it is time to be active. Your life has value. Do not waste it in front of the TV. Be active, forget your passive past”

We won’t say here what tools you should use, you decide. We won’t say here where to find these tools, you should know by now how. But just do! Heck, create this sh*t! On your own! It’s easier as you might think.

That’s it from us about this AI buzz. Stop playing video games, stop being a black hat, start to use and program AI!

We will do the same. We always did. Poor Lenos, who didn’t recognize this by now.

Best of luck to you out there,
the aethyx staff

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