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June 3rd, 2022
Robert Doisneau: Woman Registering Shock at a Painting of a Nude in Paris Shop Window, 1948
Robert Doisneau: Woman Registering Shock at a Painting of a Nude in Paris Shop Window, 1948

7:17PM CET update: People requested to collect this piece of writing so I made it collectible. That is very nice and compliments the piece. <3

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April 26th, 2022

We have had the great pleasure to be working with OpenAI InPaint and DALL·E 1 for many months, and thought it would be constructive to document some techniques, ideas and reflections that have been raised through exploring these remarkable tools in honor of the announcement and warranted public excitement around DALL·E 2.

Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst (DALL·E 1 test image)
Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst (DALL·E 1 test image)

Backstory

If you are new to this area, it is worth establishing a brief timeline of developments from the past year. In January last year OpenAI announced DALL·E, a transformer model capable of generating convincing artworks from textual descriptions. This was shortly followed by the release of OpenAI CLIP (Contrastive Language Image Pre-Training), a neural network trained on image/description pairs released for public testing.