DALL-E 2 is a powerful AI text-to-image generation algorithm. DALL E is not public yet, but NightCafe's Stable Diffusion algorithm is available now and can go toe-to-toe with DALL-E.
DALL-E is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) system that has been designed and trained to generate new images. The technology can generate an image from a text prompt, like "A bowl of soup that is a portal to another dimension" (above).
While other text-to-image systems exist (e.g. VQGAN+CLIP and CLIP-Guided Diffusion, which are tokens-based programs that are available on NightCafe), the latest version of DALL-E is much better at generating coherent images. The technology seems to have a good understanding of the world, and the relationships between objects. DALL E can create beautiful images that show what AI is capable of creating.
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NightCafe has other AI text-to-image systems, just as powerful as DALL E, that you can generate images with right now!
Not yet. DALL-E 1 was first created by OpenAI in early 2021, and the model was never released to the public. In April 2022, OpenAI announced DALL-E 2, which is currently in private beta status.
It's unclear how long DALL-E 2 will remain private, but open-source DALL E equivalents like Stable Diffusion are available now on NightCafe.
DALL-E was invented by OpenAI, a company dedicated to AI research and ensuring that AI technology benefits all of humanity.
OpenAI consists of both a for-profit and not-for-profit company. It was founded in 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and others who pledged $1 Billion. Current investors include Microsoft, Reid Hoffman, Khosla Ventures, and others. Elon Musk resigned from the OpenAI board in 2018.
It's unclear when OpenAI will make DALL E available to the public. There's currently a waitlist for access to DALL E, but initially only 400 people were given access to the model (of which 365 are OpenAI employees or company friends). The good news is, you don't need to wait - you can generate images with alternative (just as powerful) algorithms like Stable Diffusion on NightCafe.
It's hard to believe that all the images on this page were generated by AI from nothing but the text prompts shown, but it's true! The images on this page are an example of what is possible with DALL E AI. DALL-E is indeed real and is an exciting glimpse into the future of creative AI.
DALL-E 2 uses a similar (but more advanced) method to NightCafe's "Coherent" image creation algorithm. DALL E 2 works by starting with an image made up of randomized pixels ("noise") and gradually "de-noising" the image. Throughout the de-noising process, it is guided towards an image that matches the initial source prompt.
According to OpenAI, DALL-E 2 was trained on up to 650 million text-image pairs from a variety of sources. Explicit content (e.g., porn, gore, etc) was filtered out of the training data to prevent DALL E from being good at producing those kinds of pictures.
GPT-3 is another AI system developed by OpenAI, which is good at Natural Language Processing (NLP). GPT-3 is different from DALL E because it generates text rather than images. GPT-3 can generate text that is very difficult to distinguish from human-written prose. GPT-3 has been used to generate poetry, news articles, short stories, and even software code (Github Copilot).
No. GPT-3 is a generative model, but it does not use an adversarial network. Instead, GPT-3 is based on a neural network architecture invented in 2017 called a Transformer.
According to many model benchmarks, DALL-E 2 achieved state-of-the-art results in text-to-image generation when it was initially released. However, only a couple of weeks later, Google released "Imagen" which eclipsed DALL E's results.
More recently, another algorithm called "Stable Diffusion" has been released, which is on-par with DALL E and Imagen, but is completely open-source. Stable Diffusion is available on NightCafe along with other (more primitive) generators, all of which will create images based on your prompts and are worth playing around with.
The name DALL-E is a combination of WALL-E (the Pixar movie) and Salvador Dalí the artist.
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