Earlier last year, we saw researchers from the OpenAI consortium develop an advanced AI model that can generate colorful and artistic images based on certain keywords and texts. Dubbed DALL-E, the AI-based bot was a digital version of a human sketch artist that could generate accurate images based on descriptive text sentences. Now, the research team from OpenAI has developed the next iteration of DALL-E with improved features and capabilities. Let’s take a look at the details below.
OpenAI Debuts DALL-E 2 AI Model
The DALL-E 2 AI bot is an improved version of the previous DALL-E model that lets users do more with the tool. The newer model offers higher-resolution images and lower latency than its predecessor, which could only generate images at 256 x 256 pixels. The DALL-E 2, on the other hand, can generate 1024 x 1024 pixels images, which is a significant leap over the previous version.
The DALL-E 2 model leverages OpenAI’s CLIP image recognition system, which is a computer vision system that was announced by OpenAI last year, along with its image generation capabilities to generate an image. The new model also allows users to select specific parts of an existing image and instruct the bot to make edits to those parts instead of making changes to the whole image. This feature was not available in the initial model and lets users create some pretty unique images.
Now, although the DALL-E model was available on OpenAI’s website, it was never released publicly to developers and researchers. But, a lot of companies have taken the concept of the DALL-E bot and implemented it into their models. One of the most popular ones was the Wombo Dream app, which generated artistic images based on vague descriptions.
As for the availability of the DALL-E 2 model, unlike its predecessor, the DALL-E 2 bot is currently only available to vetted partners and researchers for testing purposes. However, the tool comes with some limitations that block users from generating images involving nudity, hate symbols, and obscene gestures. Researchers and interested testers can currently join the waitlist to try out DALL-E 2 from OpenAI’s official website.