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The Morning After: OpenAI’s DALL·E 2 is imagination meets AI image generation

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Mat Smith
Mat Smith|@thatmatsmith|April 7, 2022 7:18 AM

The OpenAI consortium has unveiled the next iteration of DALL·E, a multimodal AI that could generate rudimental, low-res images from a text-based prompt. This time around, the system is capable of generating images at higher resolution and with lower latency than the original. They’re also eminently more shareable and impressive — check the AI’s Instagram account right here.

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DALL·E 2 uses OpenAI's CLIP image recognition system and adds the ability for users to edit the results. They can now select and edit areas of existing images, add or remove elements, mash together two images into a single collage and generate further variations of an existing image. What's more, the output images are 1,024 pixel squares, up from the 256 x 256-pixel canvases generated by the original version. Unlike the first, which anybody could play with on the OpenAI website, this new version is currently limited to vetted partners who are also constrained in their uploads and creations. The consortium is trying to keep it all family-friendly, too.

Anyone interested in collaborating with DALL·E 2 can register for the waitlist here.

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The Morning After: OpenAI’s DALL·E 2 is imagination meets AI image generation