RuneScape Reborn: An AI's Artistic Take on Classic Quests

2 days ago 69 minute read AI
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I've journeyed through the world of RuneScape since its inception. Likely being among the first 500 adventurers, I've witnessed its evolution, taking brief respites, but always returning to the relentless grind. This game, despite its challenges, holds a cherished spot in my heart. Alongside Pokémon, RuneScape ignited my passion for gaming during my teenage years, a passion I still cherish.

As a self-employed web developer, I have a penchant for innovative projects. The synergy between AI and my work has been transformative, enhancing efficiency and creativity. My love for RuneScape and AI intersects beautifully, hinting at the direction of this project.

With the recent unveiling of DALLE-3, I've been experimenting and thought, "Why not craft RuneScape-inspired visuals?" So, I've embarked on an endeavor to produce AI-rendered images for each RuneScape 3 quest. With 256 quests to date, I'll release one image daily, in chronological order based on the quest's release date.

Each day, this post will updated with the latest image, a succinct overview of the related quest, and a link to its Wiki page. I appreciate your curiosity in this venture, and I hope it captivates you as much as it does me.

Let the adventure begin...

AI: From Distant Dream to Present Reality

11 months ago 2 minute read AI
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From my earliest days, I've held the belief that AI was set to revolutionize our existence. However, I had perceived this transformation to be a distant vision, perhaps 30 years away. But as time slipped by, I realized that those 30 years have elapsed since I first began to ponder the potential of AI. It's startling how swiftly time moves on.

Admittedly, I didn't fully engage with the notion of AI until OpenAI's rise to fame this year. This piqued my curiosity, leading me to experiment with this technology, spurred by the commendations of my fellow web developers. As soon as I dipped my toes into this vast ocean of possibilities, I was captivated. The capabilities of ChatGPT left me astounded. As an experienced developer, to witness a system accomplishing tasks in mere seconds that would take me hours was beyond belief. It was a vivid reminder of how advanced this technology is, even in its infancy.

This experience sparked a torrent of new concepts for projects, both those I had previously contemplated and fresh ones that sprouted organically. I believed these could be rapidly actualized with AI assistance. My initial projects involved several websites for which I utilized AI to generate content, aspiring to generate a steady passive income stream. Additionally, I developed a few compact "apps" for my portfolio website and a browser extension for RuneScape 3.

Unfortunately, my knowledge of "actual" programming languages, such as C++, Python, Rust, etc., is limited. Consequently, I haven't ventured into software development yet. But, the aspiration to craft "real programs" that serve people's needs, or even exciting video games, has always been there. Maybe this will be my next quest.

The impact of AI on my life has been profound. It has exponentially amplified my productivity, stimulating a continuous cycle of learning, skill enhancement, and income generation, while affording me more free time. The $20 monthly fee for GPT4 is insignificant compared to the benefits reaped. I eagerly look forward to witnessing the evolution of this technology over the next few years, and perhaps, another three decades.