TikTok: an image-generating AI arrives

The Verge explained that TikTok has introduced a rudimentary “green screen AI” effect in its Android and iOS apps that turns text descriptions into graphics. It’s much simpler than OpenAI’s DALL-E 2, producing abstract blobs rather than photorealistic representations, but it might be useful if you want an original background for your video.

As The Verge specifies, however, there may be compelling reasons to limit the capabilities of the AI ​​generator, as while the required computing power isn’t an issue, the potential output could be. At this time, attempts to generate sexual or violent images fortunately vanish and may be relevant to keywords, but they are not explicit.

This could help creators avoid bans and spare TikTok further legal checks, and if nothing else, the effect makes AI image generation much more accessible, but experimental tools like DALL-E are still limited to a select group. .

TikTok, meanwhile, has over 1 billion monthly users while few of them are likely to ever use AI-generated art, the addition brings the technology to a much wider audience, as it would appear to be technology for a few. .

  • TikTok adds an AI image generator, but it’s no DALL-E (Engadget)

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