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.
Dogs and coffee are two of my all-time favorite things.
So to discover a kind of coffee that actually supports dogs is nothing short of a miracle. Hugo Coffee, a coffee brand founded by "reformed lawyer" Claudia McMullin, does just that. It donates 10% of all proceeds to mission-based organizations that support the health and welfare of dogs.
For example, they donate to Paws for Life, which is an organization that works to end euthanasia by finding homes for shelter pets. "We are so grateful to Claudia McMullin and Hugo Coffee Roasters, not only for their AMAZING coffee but for their compassion, advocacy, and support to Paws for Life Utah and the homeless pets in our community," said the organization.
"Each week, they sponsor 'An Adoptable Moment' on KPCW radio where our adoptable cats and dogs are featured. Many times these pets are adopted days after being featured on the program, to which we are truly grateful!"
They also send donations to Nuzzles & Co, which has a mission to protect animals by educating people on humane treatment of animals and on finding loving homes for each of them. Nuzzles & Co has always been tied up in the Hugo Coffee mission. Before she bought a coffee shop and started a coffee company, McMullin was the executive of Nuzzles & Co, which primarily takes care of the pets of abuse survivors. While there, McMullin launched the Purple Paw Program for domestic violence survivors and their pets.
Sometimes, people in abusive relationships are afraid to leave their partners for fear that they won't be able to take their pets, or because they are afraid their partners might retaliate against their pet. The Purple Paw Program offers free care for pets of abuse survivors, offering rehabilitation in case the pet has been abused as well, which is unfortunately often the case.
Pet abuse and domestic violence are intrinsically connected and often occur concurrently with child abuse in family situations. According to Sheriff.org, 71% of people entering domestic violence shelters report that the batterer had threatened, injured, or killed family pets. In addition, according to AWIonline.org, between 18 and 48% of battered women avoid leaving a dangerous situation out of fear for their pets' safety.
In addition to their services for domestic abuse survivors, Nuzzles & Co runs a huge variety of programs dedicated to helping people and their pets. Another one of their programs is the Nuzzles & Co Rez Rescue, which works on the Ute Native American Reservation in Utah, helping to set up spay/neuter programs, vaccinations, and homeless pet rehabilitation.
McMullin took her experiences with Nuzzles & Co to blend her passion for helping pets with her coffee business, which she also runs through a humanitarian lens. Hugo Coffee is only brewed in partnership with small family farms or coffee co-ops. They heat their beans with a combination of natural gas and infrared heat, using less energy than most coffee roasters typically do.
Hugo Coffee street teems can often be seen at dog adoption fairs and adoption events, fueling the energy and keeping the adoptions happening all day long. As of today, Hugo Coffee has donated over $32,000 to animal welfare organizations and has facilitated the adoptions of 505 dogs.
Dogs, coffee, and a mission-based goal: What could be better? (Of course, be careful: Dogs shouldn't drink coffee, because the beans are poisonous to them).
The company hasn't stopped with dogs — they also produce Fluffy Cow Coffee, which focuses on the humane treatment of cows. It's likely this brand won't stop until every animal has a caffeinated beverage dedicated to their welfare.
Drink Coffee and Save Animals with Claudia McMullin www.youtube.com
Healthy formulas make happy pups
When picking a treat for your pupper, there are a ton scary things to avoid.
Milk Bones, rawhide, high starch, artificial sweeteners--the list goes on and on. Considering how much we love our furry friends, it comes as a surprise that there are only a few dog treats out there that actually look out for your pet's well-being.
Most treats lack nutritional value and cause much more harm than good. That's why the folks over at PetHonesty want to do more to help all pups live a healthy and pain-free life. PetHonesty is a premier soft-chew dog treat brand that offers GMO-free, nutrient-filled treats that aren't laden with chemical and synthetic ingredients. The best part? Each of these delicious treats targets a specific ailment such as joint mobility or immunity to improve your dog's well-being in the long-term.
With PetHonesty, you can finally take charge of your dog's health. Want to know more about how PetHonesty works and if it's right for you? We have all of your most pressing questions covered.
What Makes Them Different From Other Treats?
PetHonesty boasts an impressive combination of world class safety standards (SQF Level 3 certified), premium ingredients, and 75+ combined years of experience. All treats are made in the U.S.A. and are manufactured using a unique no-heat cooking process to ensure that the quality and effectiveness of each ingredient is not compromised.
How Do I Know If My Dogs Need Them?
We normally only give our dogs probiotics when they're sick or feeling unwell. Humans, however, take supplements routinely to prevent illness and ensure a long and healthy life. Why shouldn't dogs do the same? If you're already giving your dog a treat everyday, why not throw in some all-natural probiotics to help them feel stronger and healthier? Like humans and their supplements, these treats can be used as a preventative measure. None of us want our doggys to get sick, so it's a no brainer.
What Kind Of Products Do They Have?
PetHonesty offers a range of products for any and every known ailment. General wellness, anxiety, joint mobility, immunity, digestion, allergies, bladder--you name it, they've got it.
Two of our favorite products are the AllergyImmunity Chews which are a tasty and incredibly easy way to strengthen your dog's immune system and provide long-lasting relief from environmental stressors, food, and skin/seasonal allergies. Another one of our favorites is the PureMobility Chews which help your dog build strong cartilage, increase joint mobility, and decrease joint stiffness and inflammation.
What Is The Science Behind It?
While all PetHonesty products have a few similarities (no heat-cooking process, made in the U.S.A., high safety standards, etc..), the science behind each supplement differs quite a bit. Each product is carefully designed by vets.
The AllergyImmunity chews, for example, contain bovine colostrum which unlike other harmful antibiotics, helps improve your dogs gastrointestinal tract, in turn supporting the growth of "good" bacteria to promote a long and healthy life.
The PureMobility chews, on the other hand, feature a different set of ingredients which include balanced kollagen to help rebuild joints, turmeric to reduce joint inflammation, glucosamine HCI to support the joints, and green lipped mussels to reduce inflammation to lubricate the joints. While each product may work in a slightly different way, you can rest assured that PetHonesty's treats are the best option for any ailment.
What Kind Of Flavors Do They Have?
In addition to being super effective, PetHonesty's soft-chew treats come in an array of delicious flavors that your dog is guaranteed to fall in love with. Some of their most popular flavors include pumpkin, salmon, chicken, beef, and smoked duck. Each flavor is tried and tested with dogs so you never have to worry about a picky pupper.
Are They Affordable?
Compared to other high-quality dog treats, PetHonesty is incredibly affordable, especially since you're basically getting a dog treat and a supplement rolled-up into one. While the price varies depending on the supplement, prices are still relatively low. The AllergyImmunity chews retails for as little as $25.99 for 90 chews while the PureMobility chews are slightly more expensive at $39.99 for 60 chews. However, if you sign-up for their subscription service, PetHonesty customers can save 20% on each shipment! They even offer a 110% Money Back Guarantee if you are unsatisfied with the product (but trust us, you won't be).
Between hand-picked fruits, immunity-boosting superfoods, and all-natural dog-specific probiotics, PeHonesty is here to make sure your dog gets the care that it deserves!
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