A new artificial intelligence program that enables users to generate images by merely describing them with words will soon be available to a million people, according to its developers.
DALL-E, a cutting-edge program that generates images from textual descriptions, is currently undergoing a large-scale beta test by artificial intelligence research company OpenAI.
While the advent of AI has sparked concerns about the potential automation of jobs ranging from customer service to journalism, enthusiasts view the technology more as an opportunity than a danger.
On the company’s website, a video introducing the tool displayed DALL-E creating images of polar bears playing guitar, koalas dunking basketballs, and the famous Mona Lisa painting with the subject sporting a mohawk hairdo.
The company wrote in a blog post, “We’ve already seen users utilize DALLE to make music videos for young cancer patients, create magazine covers, and bring unique concepts to life.”
A million people on a waiting list will receive invitations to sample the most recent version of the tool in the coming weeks, according to OpenAI.
OpenAI stated that it collaborated with researchers and developers to incorporate controls to prevent abuses like DALL-E from being used for deceit, amid worries that this and comparable tools could be misapplied in disinformation campaigns.
According to Open AI, “we reject image uploads that include realistic faces and attempts to imitate public personalities, including famous people and important politicians.”
The system is created to avoid making assumptions about race or gender, according to Open AI, and filters integrated into DALL-E block violent, political, sexual, or other content prohibited by company regulations.