DALL-E: An incredible artificial intelligence tool that creates images from text is now available for free!
By Rey Harris
San Francisco, California – A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool called DALL-E has been released, and it might change the way you think about art!
DALL-E lets users enter text into its system, and its AI will create a photo or computer-generated artwork based on that description.
It really is that simple, and the results are mind-blowing.
On Wednesday, tech company OpenAI announced that it had officially unveiled the powerful tool to the public, following a waitlisted beta released in April.
OpenAI boasts that it now has a strong community of over one million users generating two million images per day, which has helped the team discover new uses for the authoring tool.
Beta testing of the system, which OpenAI describes as “powerful and complex”, was aimed at refining its filters. These are now “more robust in rejecting attempts to generate sexual, violent and other content that violates our content policy, and have built in new detection and response techniques to stop abuse”.
The internet is already going crazy with DALL-E, sharing wild images from their imaginations, recreated by AI.
DALL-E isn’t perfect, but it’s so much fun to play with
DALL-E rarely gives you exactly what you’re looking for, but the fact that it can generate multiple images in less than a minute is pretty impressive.
You can spend hours typing random thoughts and ideas into the text box of the website and laugh out loud at the results.
“A painting of a cat with a sword fighting a dragon on a mountain” brought up some pretty epic images, but they looked like drawings straight out of Napoleon Dynamite’s notebook.
We attempted to achieve a great meta with “artificial intelligence painting creating images from human text”, but DALL-E doesn’t seem to possess a good sense of self-awareness.
There was also an attempt to use Cardi B’s lyrics, which didn’t fit the system’s content policy. “Public figures” are also excluded from use, which obviously means you can’t use your favorite singer (or beat your least favorite).
Luckily, “an octopus eating a taco” has created a few that could put a smile on anyone’s face.
SLAB is now open to everyone, so check it out for yourself! You will be surprised at what comes out of it.
Cover photo: Collage: OpenAI