OpenAI has unveiled the third iteration of its generative AI visual art platform, DALL-E, with enhanced features and a focus on safety. DALL-E 3, known for converting text prompts into images, has made significant strides in understanding context compared to its predecessor.
One notable addition to DALL-E 3 is its integration with ChatGPT, allowing users to generate prompts more easily. Users can request ChatGPT to provide a detailed prompt, and the chatbot will craft a paragraph that DALL-E 3 can work with, simplifying the creative process.
The new version of DALL-E will first be available to ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise users in October, followed by research labs and its API service in the fall. OpenAI has not provided a specific timeline for a free public release.
DALL-E’s journey began in January 2021, preceding other text-to-image generative AI art platforms. However, with the release of DALL-E 2 in 2022, OpenAI faced criticism for issues like generating explicit images and displaying bias. The platform was initially put on a waitlist but later made accessible to the public.
OpenAI has emphasized robust safety measures in DALL-E 3 to prevent the creation of inappropriate or harmful images. External red team testing and input classifiers have been employed to enhance safety. Additionally, DALL-E 3 will not generate images of public figures unless explicitly mentioned in the prompt.
While OpenAI expresses confidence in the safety measures, it acknowledges that the model continues to improve and is not flawless. DALL-E 3 has also been trained not to mimic the styles of living artists, unlike DALL-E 2, which could replicate certain artistic styles when prompted.