A robotic hand writing on a piece of parchment with a quill
The above image was created by the infamous AI DALL-E 2, by OpenAI. I recently was given access to it and have been having all sorts of fun. But fun doesn’t always work to make people stick around. After all, the novelty can only last for so long. For a tool like this to persist, it not only has to be enjoyable to use but must be useful too. A similar thing has happened with GitHub Copilot for writing software. AI of the 2020’s will not only be feature rich, but will also be built with the forethought to put UX as a key pillar to market saturation. I’ve been saying this for years (though, unfortunately, not online or in any recorded way), science and technology is at least 10 years ahead of what the general public believes is modern (sometimes much, much more). At the bleeding edge of each field buried 5 pages deep in a research paper using only a text description are some of the greatest findings and experiments in human history that could radically changed the world…if only they could get out of the lab and be presented in a digestible way to the broader market.
And now the public is starting to find out. Everything below was created entirely by an AI based only on a text description of what I wanted it to draw.
A portrait of an Ultralisk from the video game Starcraft 2
Black and white still of a sad old man looking down at a flower in his hand, realistic, moody lighting
Macro image of a marble statue of Dwayne Johnson playing frisbee, the statue is standing alone on a pillar in the middle of a lake, mountains are in the background
First person perspective of a humanoid robot that is designed to be controlled by VR, futuristic
Close up shot of a biomechanical hand reaching up out of a circuit board, the closer it gets to the top of the shot the more realistic the hand is, blueprint
close up macro image of a robot hand picking raspberries in a large garden on a sunny day
I will be using DALL-E (or an equivalent tool) for all of my image creation for my articles going forward. I will also use it as inspiration for new robotics designs to create in the real world. Welcome to the Age of AI.