OpenAI has taken a significant step in the world of generative AI by integrating its ChatGPT bot with the latest version of DALL-E, an image generator. This move positions ChatGPT as a central hub for generative AI, offering users the ability to create and fine-tune generated images directly within the ChatGPT app.
DALL-E 3, the upgraded text-to-image AI tool, is set to be accessible to ChatGPT Plus and enterprise customers in October, promising to generate images that closely align with provided text prompts. To ensure responsible usage, safeguards will prevent the generation of violent, adult, or hateful content and portrayals of public figures.
While this integration represents a significant leap forward in generative AI capabilities, it comes at an interesting time, as Google recently unveiled its new Bard chatbot with extensions that allow users to import data from various Google products and access real-time information from apps like Google Maps and YouTube.
OpenAI’s move, along with updates from other image generators like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion, indicates a competitive race among tech giants in Silicon Valley to lead in AI advancements.
However, experts express concerns that the proliferation of AI-based image generators could potentially lead to visual misinformation, posing risks in various contexts, including financial markets and elections.