RNC slams Biden in AI generated ad - Axios
"The RNC video features AI-created images appearing to show President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrating at an Election Day party, followed by a series of imagined reports about international and domestic crises that the ad suggests would follow a Biden victory in 2024. AI-generated images are disrupting art, journalism, and now politics. The 2024 election is poised to be the first election with ads full of images generated by modern Artificial Intelligence software that are meant to look and feel real to voters." - Axios
How do you with generate political images and videos? We experimented with the Midjourney Artificial Intelligence (AI) image generator. Midjourney provides both a free and paid, premium version of its service.
All you need is an idea
AI image generators create an image from a phrase or description you provide. The app provides several results and you can refine the images by entering more details. The better your description the better the image. Here is the description used to generate these images in a few minutes with the command /imagine.
"/imagine A corrupt, Supreme Court justice with a bag of money, suit, and facial expression. 4K, cinematic, low light art piece in blueprint style, emphasizing the character and crisp details, textures, and sharp lines to capture the 4K details. Use only shades of dark red and grey to create depth and volume. Lighting should be low and dramatic, accentuating the body suit, composition should convey a sense of motion, blue light coming from the left bottom, There should be no text or background in the art piece. --q 4 --iw 1 --v 5 --no text"
"Disney sues DeSantis and oversight board after vote to nullify agreement with special taxing district" - CNN
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on Wednesday sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his hand-picked oversight board, accusing the Republican 2024 presidential prospect of weaponizing his political power to punish the company for exercising its free speech rights. The lawsuit was filed in federal court minutes after the board appointed by DeSantis to oversee Disney’s special taxing district sought to claw back its power from the entertainment giant, voting to invalidate an agreement struck between Disney and the previous board in February, just before that board’s dissolution.
Disney responded by suing DeSantis, the board and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity acting secretary Meredith Ivey, seeking to block the board’s moves. The lawsuit characterizes Wednesday’s vote as the “latest strike” in “a targeted campaign of government retaliation – orchestrated at every step by Governor DeSantis as punishment for Disney’s protected speech.” It says DeSantis’ retaliation “now threatens Disney’s business operations, jeopardizes its economic future in the region, and violates its constitutional rights.”
What better way to illustrate DeSantis' Micky Mouse behavior in denying Disney its freedom of speech than to merge DeSantis and Mickey. We did this with the /blend command.
Creating an AI generated video
We first used Midjourney to 'imagine' a future with a Republican president with these images.
- Trump as a dictator
- Women further persecuted and stripped of their freedoms
- Republican politicians beholdend to billionaire donors
- A corrupt Supreme Court approving Republican right wing extremism
- More tax cuts for GOP billionaire tax donors
- Corporate slavery and worse living conditions for most Americans
These images were used to create a 30 second video with the free iMovie app. The whole process of creating the images and the video using free software took about three hours. Music credit to George Lucas as we used the Darth Vader theme as the soundtrack.
Watch the video with music.
TakeAway: Innovate with the latest technologies to get your message gets heard. Use AI to generate images and videos.
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