Artificial intelligence and the revolution in image generation

Artificial intelligence is causing a veritable revolution in many sectors, not only because of what it is capable of doing nowadays, but also because it has such potential that in the coming years it is expected to change the way of working as we know it today. 

While a few years ago it was easy to distinguish between the behavior of a machine and that of a human being, the fact of the matter is that today it is no longer so simple. Because of this, we interact with artificial intelligence on a daily basis, practically without even realizing it. 

What is artificial intelligence?

The term Artificial Intelligence was first coined by the computer scientist John McCarthy during the famous Dartmouth Conference in 1956. 

The term refers to the discipline within Computer Science or Engineering that entails the design of intelligent systems, that is, systems that can perform tasks associated with human intelligence, such as the ability to learn, understand, adapt, reason and interact by imitating human behavior.

However, years before this, Alan Turing, considered the father of Artificial Intelligence, had already addressed the matter in the study “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”, published in 1950, in which he stated that machines were “able to think”.

Despite this emerging interest, progress in the field of AI in the decades that followed was somewhat limited. This is what has come to be known as “AI winter”, a period of poor results and abandonment by research centers.

In the 1990s, interest started to grow once again for the concept of AI, with further examination of its conceptualization and development. 

One of the most important milestones took place during this decade when, in 1997, IBM’s iconic computer Deep Blue managed to beat the then world chess champion Gari Kasparov. 

This event marked a turning point in the popularization of this technology, paving the way at the turn of the century to what many call the “golden age of Artificial Intelligence”.

With the arrival of the 21st century, the use and application of AI started to spread in many areas, and concepts such as chatbots became more frequent. However, at the time it was still easy to distinguish between the behavior of a machine and that of a human being. 

Important progress was then made in the use of language, giving rise to the discipline within AI known as Natural Language Processing.

The continuous improvement of AI during these years led to another of the greatest milestones in its history, when, in 2011, IBM’s supercomputer Watson managed to win the television game show “Jeopardy!” against two of its best contestants.

But, without a doubt, the greatest transformation experienced by AI stemmed from Machine Learning, the ability of machines to learn by themselves, which is the focus of almost all the new techniques under development.

In 2014, a computer bot successfully passed the Turing test for the first time, making judges believe that they were talking to a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy.

Today, AI continues to conquer new sectors, with improved efficiency, process automation and offering flexible solutions to everyday problems. 

Image generation with AI

AI is present in a multitude of everyday objects with which we interact on a daily basis, for example, in the face detection of cell phones or in virtual voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa. All with the aim of making people’s life easier

In the creative industry, we are gradually discovering the possibilities offered by AI in the development of images, giving way to applications and tools that can create customized designs simply through a few words.  

So much so, we can say that AI allows practically anybody, with or without artistic knowledge, to create a visual reality from a thought. 

We don’t know exactly how far Artificial Intelligence will go, but what is certain is that “converting words into visual art” is already a reality accessible through some of the applications available on the Internet. 

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Some of them are listed below: 

  • DALLE-E 2 is defined as an AI system that can create realistic images and art through a description in natural language.

    This tool is capable of generating photorealistic faces of people who do not exist. Its use was restricted until relatively recently, when its beta version was launched, and it can now be accessed simply by creating an account. You can create up to 50 images free of charge in the first month and 15 from the second.To create images on Dalle-e 2 you just have to introduce what you want to create in the text box and that’s it.
  • Craiyon, formerly Dall-e mini, is one of the most popular applications, because, besides being free of charge, it is extremely easy to use.

    To create images, you simply have to add words in the corresponding field and, when you press enter, the tool will return several results.

    From Craiyon itself, you can save or share your creations on social media. 

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Artificial intelligence on Wepik

Naturally and as you probably already know, our online editor Wepik has also incorporated AI to create images, becoming the first non-professional editor to do so. 

On Wepik anybody can create an image from scratch, with no prior knowledge, by simply entering a description with a few brief words. 

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The editor can generate fully customized graphic resources, adapted to the needs of users, which simplifies and facilitates content generation on all levels. 

It also has the advantage of offering the millions of resources available on Freepik and Flaticon. Totally amazing!

If you want to start learning about image generation with AI, Wepik is, without a doubt, the best option, as it has a user-friendly and intuitive interface that will make it easy for you to generate your first creation. Shall we get started?