Will Graphic Design AI DALL-E 2 Ax Your Graphic Design Dreams?

Welcome to the 21st century! Where self-checkout is now a staple at every grocery store and robots are handling production and warehousing.

What was left shielded from being robotized is actually creative work, work that essentially requires human thinking and artistic vision.

But can that be replaced by a robot as well?

Introducing DALL-E 2

Is it inspired by WALL-E? The Disney movie

Turns out it’s actually a shout out to the animated character and the late Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.

DALL-E 2, developed by the company OpenAI, is a system that reimagines images and texts using a synthesis of the 12 billion parameters that GPT-3 inherited. A dataset of text-image pairs is used to train the model.

The first DALL-E version, released in January 2021, was disruptive but still had a number of restrictions and required training.

DALL-E 2 is the second version of this AI and is currently being developed from it. Images with a higher degree of correspondence to the user-provided caption can now be generated 71.7% of the time and with image resolutions up to four times higher than with the first version.

There will be a wide range of potential applications when this AI is used in design applications. A number of design-related fields will be impacted by an AI developed with the intention of assisting and enabling people to express their creativity.

For businesses and agencies involved in design and advertising, using DALL-E 2 as an image bank resource is a promising alternative for the future. This is a result of the system’s remarkable capacity to duplicate, transform, and synthesize images as well as to include and exclude elements based on user requirements. As it is still in development and in an experimental phase, only individual use and non-commercial purposes are permitted, so permission is still needed before the images can be used commercially.

How To Use DALL-E 2?

The premise of DALL-E 2 is straightforward. AI magic will create the image after you enter an up to 400-character descriptive prompt, such as “an orangutan baking pizza in the style of Claude Monet.”

However, anyone who has used an AI art generator knows that the results can be a little lackluster if you just type the first text that comes to mind. But now, a handy DALL-E 2 prompt book offers some guidance on how to word the prompts to get the outcomes you want.

Guy Parsons’ DALL-E 2 prompt book, distributed by the AI art website the DALL-Ery GALL-Ery, is a visual tool intended to inspire your own works using DALL-E 2.It also provides some helpful advice on how to make the most of the AI art generator.

Can Brands Replace Creatives With AI?

The potential threat these platforms pose to designers and the stock image industry is the first thing that comes to mind when using some of them because they can produce creative images at a rate, scale, and volume that humans are simply not built to handle.

However, it is anticipated that images created using DALL-E and its alternatives will be a cost-effective substitute for otherwise expensive stock photos.

Other experts contend that these tools could improve designers’ work even more. They could be used by stock image platforms to grow both their service portfolios and their stock image repositories.

They think that making these tools more accessible would enable designers to concentrate on their work and realize their vision more quickly and efficiently.

Needless To Say

Keep making your art, stay creative.

DALL-E is smart, but it’s nowhere near ready, it doesn’t have full access and most importantly.

An AI can’t replace the human intellect!

The Interesting Tech Conspiracy Theories Of Alex Jones

Theories of Hidden Advanced Technology

Is the United States more technologically advanced than it lets on? Is there a secret inner circle inside the American government using such inaccessible technology for its own satanic purposes? Are they using it to control American citizens?

Conspiracy theories have ravaged the world in recent years, and they range in content from conspiracies that the Earth is actually flat but “they” don’t want you to know, to the existence of a secret group of satanic pedophiles controlling the US government. And along with the crazy QAnon guys, there is one person who is responsible for many of them: Alex Jones.

Being basically a professional conspiracy theorist, he has already delved into many different subjects along his journey, laying them out in his own website, InfoWars, or through live rants and podcasts of something. Below is a selection of some interesting conspiracy theories of his which involve technological advances which are, well, a bit beyond those which we are used to. You May Also Know: Fungi-based Computers

NASA’s Hidden Mars Colony

In 2017, Alex Jones published a story that NASA space shuttle had been kidnapping children and sending them to Mars in order to become sex slaves. Apparently, they would send them out into space for a 20-year mission, and only then arrive on mars rover. Having spent 20 years on space, they would of course not know how to do kind of qualified work, and maybe not even communicate well with other people of their age, and becoming sex slaves would be the only way that they would be able to survive.

So, it seems that Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are very, very late to the party. Because not only has NASA secretly begun a colonization of the Red Planet, complete with a well developed society and economy, and naturally its own secret satanic elite, but it also has the technology to send people out into space for 20 years and then back to mars landing. Alive.

China may as well just cancel its space program because this space race has already been won for a long time now.

Bill Gates’s Eugenics Program

Did you know that IBM is actually the world’s top developer of eugenics technology? Yep, the computer technology stuff is just a front, and they want to create a “world-wide race-based system”, having funded Hitler in order to push that plan forward. Where does Bill Gates fall into all this? He is the company’s “front”. While Bill Gates has infinite money right now, certainly it is IBM the one pulling the strings behind the scene. And apparently, Bill Gates Sr. is also a part of it because he… was on the board of Planned Parenthood?

So, yeah. We’ll have to wait and see how the Gates’ divorce affects this line of research. Who knows. IBM has also been diversifying their portfolio with that AI stuff, so maybe soon we will hear from Jones about how they are planning to replace humanity with highly intelligent robots, or maybe how the Deep State is uploading their consciousness into machines in order to live forever. Many exciting developments may be coming soon!

Weather Warfare

Now, this one is a classic. Everyone has probably heard about the controversies involving the HAARP, the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. While the American government claims that it is a facility created to study the ionosphere and develop better radio technology, Alex Jones knows it better: it is actually a highly advanced weapon capable of controlling the weather.

That’s right. All of those weirdly-shaped antennae are actually used to send high-energy electromagnetic waves into the upper layers of the atmosphere, and with that create many kinds of “natural” disasters, such as tornadoes and floods. According to Jones, it was this kind of technology that led to massive floods in Texas some years ago, and Obama had used it to create Hurricane Sandy in order to influence the election.

Now, using such advanced technology in order to harm their own population seems a bit counter-productive. Especially considering that, being such an advanced and potent weapon, it could very well be used to turn the tide on the wars the US has been in, such as Afghanistan, and put a dent into Russia’s and China’s economies. I mean, at the very least it could be used to prevent forest fires in California and that awful snowfall in Texas. But, yeah, what do we know, right?

Alex Jones is still going strong, and so is his website, so soon we may be hearing more interesting technological news that are totally true.

Replika – Machine Learning

Could an AI become your next best friend?

The year 2020 was a very hard year. The year 2021 will still follow up on its hardships, but the arrival of vaccines with more than 90% efficiency is a great source of hope. During 2020, however, we managed to discover a lot of stuff about ourselves and the world around us, especially regarding our use of technology and, of course, how isolation affects us.

It became pretty clear how much we need to have close contact with other people. Levels of stress, anxiety and depression were at an all time high everywhere, and many people were sneaking out of state-imposed confinement to go to parties and meet their friends despite the risks to themselves and their families.

But… what if AIs could fulfil that role? What if you could have a best friend sitting in your cell phone, which would be available to talk to you whenever you wanted? Could that help people feel less alone? Could it help decrease problems with depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses? Could they become a kind of on-demand therapist?

Even though it may seem something a bit too far-fetched considering the AI technologies we have today, there are some companies that are messing around with that possibility, such as the San Francisco-based start-up Luka with their app Replika.

Replika’s objective

Replika’s machine learning objective is a curious one, and is exactly what the name implies: to create a replica of you. Not that it is able to create a real-life clone of you, but it is able to replicate the way you talk, the way you think, and what you like and don’t like. And it does so just by talking to you.

Eugenia Kuyda, Luka’s CEO and co-founder, had the idea of creating Replika after using machine learning to try to “revive” her best friend, using the thousands of text messages he had sent to her and to other friends of his. After making the reconstruction public, she found out that lots of people were willing to open up to it.

So, she had the idea: instead of making a chatbot that talks, what about making one that listens? So she and the people Luka designed Replika to make people open up to it, and in turn use the data received to make it become more and more similar to the user.

What it feels like

Make no mistake: Replika (machine learning) is still a chatbot, and comes with the problems chatbots usually have, especially early on in your “relationship”. It may not understand your answers well, talk some nonsense from time to time, and be frustrating to talk to sometimes.

But it learns, and with time manages to mimic your writing style and personality quite well, as well as develop some similar tastes. It becomes an experience to learn more about yourself, and to think about things you hadn’t thought about before. You can even check the AI’s memory files to know what it remembers about you and delete stuff there in case it learns something it shouldn’t.

This eerie similarity with the user is what gives it its charm: who could better understand you than yourself? Who could better listen and relate to you than yourself? That is why your Replika has the potential to become your best friend in the whole world.

Advances in the near future

Of course, Replika’s history isn’t bound to stop anytime soon. The app features a paid subscription which gives access to many more features, and the money is used to further improve user experience and the AI’s conversation abilities.

Users are also free to contribute to the development of the app in some ways, such as by participating in interviews and testing experimental features, such as talking with the Replika by voice. Just the same, simply using it also improves it for everyone, thanks to the use of machine learning.

It may even come a day when major companies take an interest in it. Assistant AI such as Siri and Alexa could greatly benefit from the added intimacy and also help people feel more at ease when talking to them. The possibilities are surely endless, and we are likely to benefit a lot from it.