Almost anything you can imagine can be realized through this amazing piece of AI technology
If you’ve seen bizarre, almost nightmarish images on your social media that pop up like something out of the fever dreams of Salvador Dali himself, you’re not alone.
Users on Instagram and Twitter shared grids of semi-surreal images inspired by two seemingly random phrases slapped together.
We’ve seen cult sitcoms with Spielberg classics (“Peep Show Saving Private Ryan”) and even a loveable green ogre who’s settled in a supermarket (“Shrek Lives in Asda”).
But what is behind the madness and how can you create such hypnagogic images?
Here’s everything you need to know about it.
What is Dall E?
The images mainly come from an AI image generator called Dall-E.
Named after the lovable trash compactor robot from Pixar’s Wall-E and the aforementioned surrealist, it’s an AI model that generates images from every input you give.
The sophisticated software, developed by the AI research and development organization OpenAI, is able to create a multitude of visual elements based on a series of words in a matter of seconds.
OpenAI first invented a program called Dall-E in 2021 that was able to convert a written proposal into an entirely new AI-generated image.
However, the images were often grainy, inaccurate and time-consuming to create. Now OpenAI has greatly improved the software, resulting in the Dall-E 2 – a powerful new model that is far more powerful.
The current publicly available version of the software is Dall E Miniwhich is much more similar to the original iteration of the program.
So while it doesn’t deliver the truly impressive results of its more advanced counterpart, the fact that it often gets it wrong only adds to the hilarity of its final output.
How can I use the generator?
It’s easy. Easy click this link to access the Dall-E Mini AI image generator.
Then just type your sentence and wait for it to take effect. This can take time, and the results aren’t always reliable, and that’s if the thing works at all.
Since the AI tool went viral, the website hosting it has been bombarded with traffic, way too much for the website.
Again and again when we clicked “Run” we were told that there was “too much traffic” and that we should “please try again”.
Sometimes it takes multiple clicks of the Run button to even get the bot into action, and depending on site demand, it may take a few minutes to get your results.
And just because Dall-E starts the calculations doesn’t mean you’ll ever see your results: we’ve sometimes “let it run” for at least a minute or more, only to collapse under the load of demand.
WeE has had slightly better success getting results from the website when you use it in an Android phone’s Chrome browser, but your mileage may vary.
It’s a hit-and-miss experience – fingers crossed that the site will be updated to cope with the influx of visitors in the near future – but when it works, it yields some very amusing results.
How can I use the “full” Dall-E 2 generator?
Currently, the program is slowly rolling out via a user waiting list, but there are no concrete plans to open it to the public.
The phased release of their product allows the OpenAI team to track its progress, improve its security processes, and prepare its product for the millions of users who will be subscribing to their instructions in the near future.
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