DALL-E 2 Photo Generator Uses Natural Language to Craft an Image

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Imagine if you could create a photo, any image at all, with just a few words and, no matter how bizarre or nonsensical your concatenation might be, an AI somewhere is capable of generating output based upon what you input.

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Photo by Artur Matosyan

That’s pretty much the proposition behind the DALL-E 2 photo generator and, while we’ve seen other AI photo-generating software out there before, we haven’t seen one quite this capable.

You can view some examples of the DALL-E 2 in action over on the website at this link.

A description of the process, while succinct, leaves out a lot of the magic:

“DALL·E 2 can make realistic edits to existing images from a natural language caption. It can add and remove elements while taking shadows, reflections, and textures into account.”

You can also take images that already exist and have DALL-E apply a style to them, such as “in the style of Andy Warhol” and “as a pencil drawing.”

How does it do this?

Simple, at least according to the website showcasing it all: “DALL·E 2 has learned the relationship between images and the text used to describe them. It uses a process called “diffusion,” which starts with a pattern of random dots and gradually alters that pattern towards an image when it recognizes specific aspects of that image.”

Currently, DALL-E 2 is part of a research project and isn’t monetized as a result although you can join a preview waitlist over on their website to stay up to date on things if that changes in the future.

What uses could you see the Dall-E going toward in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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