Internet users will be able to upload images of their face in DALL-E

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Internet users will be able to upload images of their face in DALL-E

The famous painting by Johannes Vermeer could be extended thanks to the artificial intelligence of DALL-E.

Change of course for the DALL-E 2 artificial intelligence (AI) image generator software: its owner, OpenAI, relaxes its rules of use and makes it possible to upload images to the system.

< p class="e-p">DALL-E 2 allows to generate high quality images from text. The addition of photorealistic faces was previously prohibited, for fear of seeing false – but could pass for real – creations of people in compromising positions (pornography, for example).

But OpenAI says it has made the necessary improvements to its security system by minimizing the harmful potential of hypertricks, in particular. For example, the persons concerned will have to give their consent before their face is found in the software.

OpenAI justified this change of situation by the desire of Internet users to have a tool to imagine outfits and hairstyles on oneself and modify the backgrounds of family photos, among other things.

A reconstructive surgeon tells us he uses DALL-E to help his patients visualize results, and filmmakers tell us they want to edit footage of scenes with people to speed up their creation process, the company said in a letter to users.

Competition is also growing for these AI software. Others, like Stability AI's Stable Diffusion, already allow photos of real people to be uploaded into their systems. The British company, for its part, considers that it is up to Internet users to decide whether their use is ethical or not.

The beta version of DALL-E 2 is only offered to a select group of people (approximately one million at the end of August), by invitation only.

With information from The Guardian, and The Verge

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