DALL-E software now allows to imagine what is outside a painting
The famous painting by Johannes Vermeer could be extended thanks to artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence lab OpenAI, which is behind the DALL-E image generation software, has introduced the new outpainting function, allowing to generate new visuals that push the boundaries of a given image.
DALL-E can for example imagine what lies outside the frame of the famous portraitGirl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. From the information present in the image, the system manages to reproduce the style of the artist by imitating the play of shadows and lights of the original work.
However, the program requires human intervention, since a person must describe the desired new visuals and expand the image gradually, in small sections.
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The feature can be used to develop original content, but several netizens have enjoyed generating wacky extensions to popular images, for example placing the Mona Lisa at the center of an apocalyptic world.
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Some artificial intelligence models already produced the same type of results, but DALL-E greatly simplifies the number of manipulations required. The system is currently available in beta for users of the app, which is accessible by invitation.
Courtesy of The Verge