On the topic of weird AI cameras, the Paragraphica has to be the weirdest I’ve seen so far. Like the Black Box Camera we featured a couple of months ago, this one creates an image using AI. Unlike the Black Box Camera, which takes a picture of the scene, uses AI to determine what’s in the scene and then uses that to generate a prompt for the AI to make an image, this one uses GPS data.
There’s no lens at all on this “camera”. It figures out where you are based on the GPS data. From there, it determines the time of day, weather conditions and what your surroundings look like. This generates the prompt that the Paragraphica uses to create its output image. Not surprisingly, it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi.