DALL-E create watercolor of Haystack Rock at sunset

Haystack Rock by DALL-E

I wanted to see what DALL-E could create, so I registered an account and provided a simple prompt: “a watercolor painting of sunset over haystack rock at edge of ocean.” These six pictures are the result.

So cool!

4 responses to “Haystack Rock by DALL-E”

  1. Justin Logan Avatar
    Justin Logan

    This is easily the coolest thing the internet has produced in a very long time. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Brent Logan Avatar

    You’re welcome! I agree. It’s very cool. I’m having fun experimenting with it, and recommend it.

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting. :-)

  3. shelby Avatar

    i’m really struggling with DALL-E — and GPT-3. my mood swings between thinking these algos are brilliant to thinking they are pure evil, our future robot overlords taunting us…

    in any case they are forcing me to update my idea of art. and grapple with Benjamin again (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Work_of_Art_in_the_Age_of_Mechanical_Reproduction).

    i love the way you’re always pushing into the crazy future, nicely done.

  4. Brent Logan Avatar

    I feel your pain. For me, the pain point is AI-powered photo editing. And yet, I’m fine using auto-focus, auto-exposure, auto color. I’m intrigued by Arsenal. But too much AI photo editing seems to be too far. I must admit, I used Picasa with auto-cropping and color. It was cool.

    I *like* DALL-E. I’ve seen really impressive stuff done with it. Maybe with more experience, it would become easy to get what I’m hoping for.

    And don’t get me started on GPT-3. It’s beyond amazing and is something that teachers need to understand as a tool, not something to be feared. However, take a look at this tweet and the linked thread. In this case GPT-3 (or something similar) not only created an essay, but invented references. That’s going to be very hard to grade.

    GPT-3, artificially created faces, and deep fakes enable plausible political candidates that don’t exist. Max Headroom for president!