To mark the launch, OpenAI showcased examples of what DALL-E 3 can do. This ranged from generating photorealistic images of clouds for educational purposes to creating web design interfaces and logos. The capabilities of this new technology are vast, opening up new avenues for both personal and professional use.
According to OpenAI, DALL-E 3 can now respond to more complex prompts and render intricate details with high reliability. This includes the ability to generate images of text, hands, and faces. The advancements were made possible through improvements in subtitling technology, which translates an input image into a textual description. This allows the AI model to pay closer attention to the instructions provided by the user.
One of the most anticipated features is the ability to change the aspect ratio of generated images. This addresses a long-standing criticism from users who were previously limited to creating square (1:1) content. Now, users can specify horizontal or vertical proportions when using ChatGPT prompts, offering greater creative freedom.
Generative AIs like DALL-E have not been without their share of controversies. Some users have managed to create offensive or sensitive content, leading to public outcry and legal challenges. For instance, the recent misuse of DALL-E 3 on Bing to recreate the 9/11 attacks led Microsoft to adjust its guidelines. OpenAI aims to mitigate such risks by implementing more robust safety measures.
OpenAI has taken extensive steps to ensure the safety and ethical use of DALL-E 3. The company revealed in a blog post that they have implemented a multi-level security system to prevent the creation of harmful or misleading images. This includes restrictions against generating violent, sexual content, or content that involves public figures in a potentially damaging context.
The new version also addresses ethical concerns related to copyright and the art community. DALL-E 3 will not generate content in the style of living artists, a move aimed at reducing legal complications and respecting artistic integrity.