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DALL·E 2 is a new AI system that can create realistic images and art from a description in natural language.

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DALL·E, DALL·E 2, and DALL·E 3 are text-to-image models developed by OpenAI using deep learning methodologies to generate digital images from natural language descriptions, called "prompts". The original DALL·E was revealed by OpenAI in a blog post in 5 January 2021, and uses a version of GPT-3 modified to generate images. The first version of DALL-E was invented by Aditya Ramesh and introduced to the public in a research paper called, “DALL-E: Creating Images from Text” in 2021. The first version of DALL-E was influenced by Aaron van den Oord’s technique VQ-VAE which was used to train the GPT language. In 6 April 2022, OpenAI announced DALL·E 2, a successor designed to generate more realistic images at higher resolutions that "can combine concepts, attributes, and styles". In September 2023, OpenAI announced their latest image model, DALL·E 3, capable of understanding "significantly more nuance and detail" than previous iterations.

The second version of DALL-E had an entirely new architecture in 2022. New contributors were also apart of the process, such as Alex Nichol and Prafulla Dhariwal, who are co-authors of this new model. Other members were also a part of the team, yet they were not cited. On 20 July 2022, DALL·E 2 entered into a beta phase with invitations sent to 1 million waitlisted individuals; users could generate a certain number of images for free every month and may purchase more. Access had previously been restricted to pre-selected users for a research preview due to concerns about ethics and safety. On 28 September 2022, DALL·E 2 was opened to everyone and the waitlist requirement was removed.

In early November 2022, OpenAI released DALL·E 2 as an API, allowing developers to integrate the model into their own applications. Microsoft unveiled their implementation of DALL·E 2 in their Designer app and Image Creator tool included in Bing and Microsoft Edge. The API operates on a cost per image basis, with prices varying depending on image resolution. Volume discounts are available to companies working with OpenAI’s enterprise team.

DALL·E 3 was released natively into ChatGPT for ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise customers in October 2023, with availability via OpenAI's API and "Labs" platform provided in early November. Microsoft implemented the model in Bing's Image Creator tool and plans to implement it into their Designer app.

The software's name is a portmanteau of the names of animated robot Pixar character WALL-E and the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.

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DALL·E 2 (ai-tool)
Full NameDALL-E 2
Short NameDALL·E 2
DescriptionCreate realistic images and art from a description in natural language
CategoryAI Image


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