Jul 20, 2022

Surreal or too real? Hany Farid Weighs in on AI tool DALL-E for NPR

From NPR, All Things Considered

Surreal or too real? Breathtaking AI tool DALL-E takes its images to a bigger stage

By Bobby Allyn

When the Silicon Valley research lab OpenAI unveiled DALL-E earlier this year, it dazzled the internet.

The tool is seen as one of the most advanced artificial intelligence systems for creating images in the world. Type a description, and DALL-E instantly produces professional-looking art or hyperrealistic photographs.

"It's incredibly powerful," said Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert at the University of California, Berkeley. "It takes the deepest, darkest recesses of your imagination and renders it into something that is eerily pertinent."

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Hany Farid is a professor in the School of Information and Department of EECS at UC Berkeley.

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August 1, 2022