Sapphire Showers Duranta

I let Google Photos stylize the Featured Image, which is composed as shot. You won’t see saturation like this naturally presenting in nature. This is what happens when some form of artificial intelligence does the job that you should do for yourself. I would never edit like this but must acknowledge to not disliking the photo, which isn’t the same as liking it.

Once again, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra rises to the occasion. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/120 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 11:50 a.m. PDT, Aug. 18, 2023.

When I opened Google to search for the purple flowers, the site offered option to use Generative AI. Oh yeah? If the photo is inauthentic, why stop there? From the, ah, “AI-powered overview”:

Sapphire Showers is a flowering shrub that is native to the tropical regions of America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. It is also known as Duranta Erecta, Pigeon Berry, Skyflower, or Golden Dewdrop. Sapphire Showers is a fast-growing evergreen shrub that can grow into a small tree. It is hardy in USDA zones 8 to 12 and prefers full sunlight and well-draining, slightly acidic soils. Sapphire Showers blooms in the summer and attracts butterflies.

What I love about the blurb is the source. None. Where does this well-spring of information come from? You and I—and everyone that we mutually know—should want answers. If AI cobbles together this blurb from various sources, shouldn’t they be acknowledged?

The Internet is a vast trove of ready-to-grab data to train artificial intelligence systems and also to make them knowledgeable. I don’t really want Google, or any other search engine, trolling this site for content to feed and/or train an artificial intelligence. As a deterrent to AI-pilfering for profit, I recently changed content copyright to All Rights Reserved.