Even if you’re tired of my yapping about AI (artificial intelligence) and the images it can generate, you may enjoy this post.
I read somewhere that giving the AI processors clear instructions often backfires but giving them vague or wackadoodle ones may work better. After trying unsuccessfully for 15 minutes to get a face with exactly three eyes I thought I’d take a break and try the wackadoodle route. “Pie Are Square” – above – was the first attempt. I intentionally asked for “pie.” That’s not a typo. I guess the AI isn’t a fan of puns, though, because it gave me 7 square pies, 1 oval pie, and 1 square crust. I told it to try again and this showed up:
Bingo! AI “got” the pie/pi thing. That’s something!
Here’s the next one:
“Birds Like Butter All Over the Moon” didn’t go as well. When I typed the text I could imagine the scene in my mind but the AI doesn’t do that (I guess) because it gave me the surreal and off-base image above. In it I see one giant bird with feathers that suggest the moon’s surface and a blob of something yellow that might be butter. Or half a squash? Up in the sky? Maybe. The mystery, though, is the black shapes in the foreground. Where did they come from? Not birds, not butter, not moon. But I’m not disappointed – it’s a fascinating image. Wackadoodle good!