As quickly as I noticed these new AI imaging instruments like DALL-E, I needed to see how nicely they’d work for house and astronomical imaging. I am nonetheless on the ready listing DALL-E 2so I haven’t got any remark to offer there, however I signed up for halfway AI, I performed with the free account after which signed up for a full paid account, so I might take a look at its capabilities.
How nicely does it work? It is okay, I assume. I am nonetheless studying how you can craft instructions for greatest outcomes, however the greatest downside is that they are not scientific. If I would like an image of the Area Launch System, it needs to be the precise Area Launch System and never some form of artwork deco model of a rocket that appears prefer it was designed within the Nineteen Fifties. It is stunning, however I am unable to use it.
I used to be capable of generate a picture of a meteor resting on the ocean flooring for a latest story, and I’ve tried a couple of extra illustrations. It would work for tales with summary ideas the place there is not an present picture we will use.
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Okay, okay, however what about pictures that are not scientific? Photos which are enjoyable. Now we’re speaking. I’ve been utilizing AI to generate pictures for a Ars Magica Sport I’m enjoying with my son and his buddies.
I requested the Midjourney AI to think about the Photo voltaic System however within the type of meals. In every case, I gave the AI the discover of the planet made from meals. So “the planet Jupiter produced from a sandwich” or “the planet Neptune produced from a bowl of berries”. You may see the outcomes under.
This one was difficult, and it took many tries to seek out meals that have been round and may also look a bit like Mercury. He tried pizzas and soups, however this one lastly obtained the metallic blue sheen of Mercury seen from MESSENGER.
In our telescopes, Venus is a featureless yellowish ball, which sounded to me like some form of walnut soup. I attempted a couple of variations and nothing clicked, however I feel it is extra about how boring venus it seems just like the concepts the AI got here up with. I selected one thing with extra dramatic swirls within the clouds, though it’s kind of much less scientifically correct.
Diana. It isn’t a cake, and it isn’t Mars. However it’s a cake that makes you consider mars. I cherished this one and the way wealthy it seems.
One other nice AI efficiency, for my part. It is clearly a spaghetti and meatball dish, however the noodles are organized in a round sample that evokes the Planet Saturn.
This one seems scrumptious. Blueberry ice cream with blueberry garnish. I can solely think about what it tastes like. The presentation is implausible. I like how the AI signed the decrease left nook. Any form of clue about his inspiration?
That is only a fraction of a for much longer thread on Twitter the place I used to be taking picture requests. When you’ve got some concepts, simply submit a remark within the thread and I am going to see what the AI and I can provide you with.
Some individuals pointed me to a sure deceptive model of Alpha Centauri in sausage captured by James Webb, and I promise it was an entire coincidence that Etienne and I had astronomical mind meals.
You will most likely see extra AI pictures right here on Universe Right now, however I promise we’ll clearly reveal the supply as an artist illustration by an AI within the picture caption. I do know there’s numerous dialogue happening about artists’ illustrations versus actual pictures, versus drawings, versus human-created artwork, versus AI artwork.
For now, I feel the most effective place to start out is with nonsense.
Bon Urge for food.