• @nyahlathotep
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    673 days ago

    At least the vtuber is a real person playing a role. Y’know. Currently.

    Give it time.

      • @nyahlathotep
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        3 days ago

        TIL. Hadn’t realized we were already there, I’m not a vtuber guy. I retract my statement.

        Also, everything sucks

        • @[email protected]
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          153 days ago

          meh, Neuro-sama is probably the most interesting LLM project I’ve seen. The dev, Vedal is just fascinated by AI and likes to try new things. He’s not trying to replace artists or office workers with Neuro. He’s not claiming that Neuro will solve all our problems if you just invest in his company.

      • @[email protected]
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        43 days ago

        Sometimes you know there’s a human behind the mask. For example, an AI would have known that you have to steer a Warthog with the mouse.

  • tiredofsametab
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    553 days ago

    I don’t know why, but every time I see someone streaming with an avatar moving, emoting, and talking rather than either a person or nothing, it’s really uncanny valley to me. I don’t know why, but it creeps me out and I can’t watch it.

    • @[email protected]
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      163 days ago

      Me too, I hate it! Not in a “let’s ban it” way, just in the skin-crawly way that lots of people can’t stand to see pictures of spiders, or like body horror.

      • tiredofsametab
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        73 days ago

        Oh yeah, I wouldn’t want to ban it or anything; people should enjoy what they enjoy. I was just wondering if it had the same effect on anyone else.

    • GTG3000
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      73 days ago

      Yeah, same. I think it’s because avatar will have some level of desync with the audio.

      …or blink one eye after another or wink randomly.

    • BubbleMonkey
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      13 days ago

      Shit I didn’t even know that was an option until literally now. I’ve never watched any game play vids, except when I’m looking to see what the game is like before I buy it - bring back playable demos!!!

      I’ve been told by several people that they would watch me play a game for background noise, due to not having time to do it themselves and apparently I have decent technical skills (single player games), but the idea of being filmed doesn’t sit well with me. I did allow someone to remote play to watch the story of horizon zero dawn, but it was just the game itself.

  • @heavy
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    163 days ago

    I think there’s space for artifical company, and I don’t think it’s a bad idea, but I think it best to lead toward getting grounded in reality. We’re social creatures and have a habit of humanizing almost anything.

  • @mindbleach
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    33 days ago

    Here’s a deep pull: Nessus dancing in holodeck with other Puppeteers, before the word “holodeck” had been coined.

    • @[email protected]
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      253 days ago

      Save your sympathy or apply it to the rest of people watching normal streamers. They’re no different.

    • @[email protected]
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      72 days ago

      I don’t see how it’s any worse than watching any other streamer. At least they can bow out when they want to retire and not have a bunch of idiots stalking them for the rest of their lives because their real face has been plastered all over the internet (assuming they haven’t been doxxed by some creep). I don’t understand why anyone watches streamers of any sort personally but if it makes people happy why give a shit about it?