Dall-E Mini, the AI-powered text-to-image generator has taken over the internet. With its ability to render nearly anything your meme-loving heart desires, anyone can make their dreams come true.
DALL-E 2, a portmanteau of Salvador Dali, the surrealist and Wall-E, the Pixar robot, was created by OpenAI and is not widely available; it creates far cleaner imagery and was recently used to launch Cosmpolitan’s first AI-generated cover. The art world has been one of the first industries to truly embrace AI.
The open-sourced miniature version is what’s responsible for the memes. Programmer Boris Dayma wants to make AI more accessible; he built the Dall-E Mini program as part of a competition held by Google and an AI community called Hugging Face.
And with great technology, comes great memes. Typing a short phrase into Dall-E Mini will manifest 9 different amalgamations, theoretically shaping into reality the strange images you’ve conjured. Its popularity leads to too much traffic, often resulting in an error that can be fixed by refreshing the page or trying again later.
If you want to be a part of the creation of AI-powered engines, it all starts with code. CodeAcademy explains that Dall-E Mini is a seq2seq model, “typically used in natural language processing (NLP) for things like translation and conversational modeling.” CodeAcademy’s Text Generation course will teach you how to utilize seq2seq, but they also offer opportunities to learn 14+ coding languages at your own pace.
You can choose the Machine Learning Specialist career path if you want to become a Data Scientist who develops these types of programs, but you can also choose courses by language, subject (what is cybersecurity?) or even skill - build a website with HTML, CSS, and more.
CodeAcademy offers many classes for free as well as a free trial; it’s an invaluable resource for giving people of all experience levels the fundamentals they need to build the world they want to see.
As for Dall-E Mini, while some have opted to create beauty, most have opted for memes. Here are some of the internet’s favorites:
no fuck every other dall-e image ive made this one is the best yet pic.twitter.com/iuFNm4UTUM
— bri (@takoyamas) June 10, 2022
There’s no looking back now, not once you’ve seen Pugachu; artificial intelligence is here to stay.
It's important to show your loved ones you care - here are a few simple ways to express your gratidtude.
Here are a few easy ways to give more thank you's this holiday season.
1.Start a gratitude log.
The easiest way to be more thankful is to acknowledge the good things in your life. Get a notebook or a piece of paper and write down a few things you're thankful for each day. Or keep a list on your phone or even just a mental note. It's easy to be negative. Take time to appreciate what you have.
2.Give more compliments.Giphy
3.Send a handwritten thank you note.
If you want to take the compliment idea a little further, you can send a handwritten thank you note to people you truly appreciate. Thank your college mentor or the grandparents you haven't seen in awhile. Sending something you wrote my hand shows how your feelings truly come from the heart.
4.Take someone special to dinner.
Treat someone important in your life to a meal or a movie or whatever you think they would appreciate most. Take your mom or dad out to thank them for their support. Show your significant other that you're happy they are in your life. Give your pet a special treat. Whoever you're thankful for, show them a good time.
While you probably appreciate those closest to you the most, giving thanks to people who serve you is also important. When you go out to eat, don't forget to tip your waiter. If you can, tip a more than you would normally. Verbally thank the cashier at the grocery store and wherever else you shop. Each of these people touched your life in some way. However small, don't forget to show appreciation to them for helping you.