Long the red lantern of image generative AI, the new formula of Dall.e from OpenAI accumulates superlatives from the privileged few who have been able to test it.
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[EN VIDÉO] Artificial intelligence that adjusts the angle at which the photo is taken Interactive point-based manipulation of the generative image collector. © DraGAN Project
If there is a throne that is highly coveted, it is that of image generative AI (text-to-image) which surpasses all others. And since last year, a winner has emerged: Midjourney. Created by a Florida engineer, David Holz, Midjourney revealed such quality that it went so far as to produce the cover from an edition of the very serious magazine The Economist.
The Top of image generative AI
However, several competitors are in the running, including an application from OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT: Dall.e. The current version is called Dall.e 2. However, Dall.e 2 is usually the red lantern of image generative AI.
The top would currently be as follows:
1. Midjourney ;
2. Stable Diffusion XL ;
3. Leonardo.ai ;
4. Adobe Firefly ;
5. From. and 2.
However, the game is far from over. In fact, the latest version of Stable Diffusion XL is on par with Midjourney on many points.
A challenge to take up
For OpenAI, this was a challenge to overcome. For the creator of ChatGPT, being named last in class is not very honorable. It therefore seems that OpenAI has worked hard to set the record straight.
400 hand-picked testers
The new Dall.e 3 is about to reveal its strengths. OpenAI has even already created a page on his site to present it.
Several points stand out:
- Dall.e 3 looks very well integrated with ChatGPT. We ask questions and the AI responds with the requested drawings, just as it can suggest a story;
- Dall.e 3 seems comfortable representing posters with text inside – one of Midjourney’s weak points. But also to integrate descriptive text of an image – a form that we had not seen until now;
- The quality of the visuals presented is very high, much more than with Dall.e 2 and the same goes for the level of detail of certain creations.
However. To be sure, that’s another matter. OpenAI asks us to be patient. Some 400 hand-picked testers were chosen and for the moment they are the only ones who can judge the potential of Dall.e 3.
What to say ? The reactions of those who tested it suggest that OpenAI would have prepared a real “ Midjourney killer “. To cite just one example, YouTuber MattVidPro is not sparing with superlatives, evoking “insane” capabilities (insane, in English) which according to him, would leave Midjourney in the lurch.
One of the reasons why OpenAI is taking its time is also to install all the safeguards capable of protecting it against legal attacks. Thus, George RR Martin, the creator of Games of Throne recently joined a list of complainers against ChatGPT, a list that seems to grow by the week.
Generative AI to rule them all
This frenzy recalls the beginnings of the Web, when Google took over from Yahoo! in the space of a year or two, and Amazon has established itself as the store of choice for Internet users. Thus, we can be sure that Midjourney, Dreamstudio (Stable Diffusion) or Leonardo are preparing their response. To be continued, therefore.
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