If you’ve done pretty much anything on the internet recently or been on any social network, you will no doubt have seen a fair few DALL-e creations. The AI-powered text-to-image generator has been a hit with internet folk and has already secured itself a place in the internet meme culture hall of fame. Access to the tool has been limited, however, but now it looks like 1 million more people are going to be able to use the tool. Let’s take a look at what is happening.
The company behind DALL-E, OpenAI, calls itself an AI research and deployment company that is on a mission to ensure that artificial intelligence benefits all humanity. To back this mission up, OpenAI has put out a blog post announcing that the company is going to invite 1 million users from the DALL-E waitlist and give them free credits that will refill every month.
All DALL-E users will get 50 free credits in the first month and will then get 15 free credits every month after that. What is cool is that DALL-E users will own all the commercial rights for the images they create using the tool. If you’re not familiar with the tool, OpenAI describes it like this:
“DALL·E allows users to create quickly and easily, and artists and creative professionals are using DALL·E to inspire and accelerate their creative processes. We’ve already seen people use DALL·E to make music videos for young cancer patients, create magazine covers, and bring novel concepts to life.”
The company’s claims are true as well because, as we have already mentioned, people have really been going to town coming up with interesting image prompts to feed into DALL-e and its less powerful little sibling, DALL-E Mini. You can see some of the great examples in the video below:
The real significance of this move is that it means the tool DALD-2 is moving into the beta testing phase, which means it moving along its development path towards a full general rollout.
If all this sounds like something, you are interested in then you should add your name to the waiting list now. Once you’ve done so you might want to check out some of the compelling images we created when we got our hands on the DALL- Mini tool.