AI seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. From the vehicles we drive to how we practice medicine to the future of business, AI seems to be making its way into different facets of our lives and realistic AI-generated images are one area where there is a lot of activity. What if you can create a photorealistic image from anything you imagine just by entering a text description of it?
More and more content is being created by AI systems, not humans.
DALL-E AI Image Generator
DALL-E is an AI system that creates realistic images and art from a text description you give it. Simply type in your description and the AI uses its compiled information to generate images for you. You can also specify concepts, attributes, and styles to generate a range of realistic pictures. The more detail you give it, the more the image reflects what you are imagining. It also lets you add elements to an existing image or change its style.
DALL-E is an AI system that lets you generate any image by typing in a text description.
The most recent version of DALL-E, DALL-E 2 generates more realistic and accurate images with 4 times greater resolution. DALL-E 2 is in beta right now and you can sign up for the waitlist, but there is a simpler version you can try out for yourself right now at craiyon.com that is quite fun to try. You simply type in your text description and it generates nine square images for you in a couple of minutes.
Is AI-generated content the future?
AI generated content opens up a lot of possibilities, but there are ethical questions about generating photorealistic images that aren’t real, and about who owns the content.
There are many other companies also working on this technology including Google’s Imagen and even TikTok has introduced a rudimentary version in its app.
There are some ethical questions surrounding creating photorealistic images that are not real, and for their part, the DALL-E creators have limited the ability for DALL·E 2 to generate violent, hate, or adult images. They also use advanced techniques to prevent photorealistic generations of real peoples’ faces, including those of public figures.
There are also some legal questions about who owns the images that are created using AI technology.
But, you can definitely expect to see more AI generated content in the future, so watch this space.
Links in this episode: DALL-E 2