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DALL-E for everyone — AI image generator drops waitlist

The Deseret News experiments with DALL-E, to see how much the algorithm knows of life in the newsroom

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“Impressionist painting of man reading a newspaper but the newspaper is a hornets nest,” an image created by DALL-E in 2022.

Image generated with DALL-E

Open AI announced last week that the popular image generator, previously available to only a select few from its waitlist, is open to all.

To put this service to the test, the Deseret News sourced prompts from its writers to find out how much the image generator understood about life in the downtown newsroom.

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Clearly, the program still has issues with faces, hands and text, but it is just a matter of time before these issues are smoothed over. Additionally, race and gender biases have been seen in previous versions, and the algorithms have gone through modifications to address this, per New Scientist. It could be DALL-E or another image generator that finds the fix to these and other issues.

Open AI’s expanded service has also been improved to let users “continue an image beyond its original borders and create bigger images of any size, and collections,” according to the site. This allows creative users to produce “infinite zoom” videos and animations that would have been unimaginable a year ago.

Over the course of a few months, these AI-generated images have seen an exponential rise in quality and popularity. It is still unclear where this technology will lead, but its potential is undeniable.