DALL-E 2 is the state-of-the-art in AI text-to-image generation. It's not public yet, but you can use NightCafe's AI in the meantime.
DALL-E is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) system that has been designed and trained to generate images. The system 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 - both available on NightCafe), the latest version of DALL-E is much better at generating coherent images, and seems to have a good understanding of the world, and the relationships between objects.
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Not yet. DALL-E 1 was first created by OpenAI in early 2021 and 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. Join NightCafe to be notified when DALL-E is available to the public (you can create images with other AI systems until then).
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, but initially only 400 people have been let in (of which 365 are OpenAI employees or company friends). Join NightCafe to be alerted when DALL-E is available to try online.
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! 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" algorithm. It 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 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 this kind of material.
GPT-3 is another AI system developed by OpenAI, which is good at Natural Language Processing (NLP). 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 benchmarks, DALL-E 2 currently achieves state-of-the-art results in text-to-image generation. However, while DALL-E 2 remains in a private testing period, there are other very good AI image generators that are available.
Here on NightCafe you'll find two such image generators which you can use for free (up to 5 times per day): VQGAN+CLIP (our "Artistic" text-to-image algorithm) and CLIP-Guided Diffusion (our "Coherent" image generator).
The name DALL-E is a combination of WALL-E (the Pixar movie) and Salvador Dalí the artist.
See some of the top text-to-image artworks that users have made with NightCafe Creator's VQGAN+CLIP and CLIP-Guided Diffusion algorithms