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Non-Synthetic Media

Non-synthetic media describes any medium that has not been generated by computer, a.k.a has been generated by human input only.

What is non-synthetic media?

Non-synthetic media describes any medium that has not been generated by computer, a.k.a has been generated by human input only.

What is non-synthetic media?

The difference between non-synthetic and synthetic media

Synthetic media are media that are partially or fully generated by computers. Non-synthetic media can be any other media, i.e., media that is produced by human input.

Take a newspaper article, for instance. Written entirely by a human, it clearly falls under non-synthetic media.

Now think of a photo where an Instagram filter is used to add bunny ears to a real human face. This is partially generated by AI (the pic being modified by algorithms), and we can thus say it’s “synthetic.”

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Related terms

Synthetic Media

Synthetic media is a catch-all term to describe video, image, text, or voice that has been fully or partially generated using artificial intelligence.

AI

AI refers to the ability of a computer or machine to learn and perform tasks that would typically require human intelligence.