Blitzscaling Creativity with DALL-E

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  • DALL-E amplifies human creativity and increases the impact and value of visual professionals across a huge range of industries.
  • From Leonardo Da Vinci to Andy Warhol, great artists have always utilized apprentices and assistants to help fulfill their creative visions. DALL-E is a highly accessible AI assistant that makes it easy for everyone to tap their inner Leonardos. 
  • Visual expression can’t exist without technology. Great artists have always been great  innovators. If groundbreaking artists like Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, and Frida Kahlo were alive today, I’m sure they’d be experimenting with DALL-E.

From the very first cave painting, image-creation has had an exponential impact on humanity’s capacity to communicate knowledge; express feelings, values, and aspirations; and work collaboratively. That’s why we say a picture is worth a thousand words. 

But image creation can also be slow work. Leonardo Da Vinci filled thousands of notebook pages with his sketches, drawings, and writings, but fewer than 20 surviving paintings are, in the words of the Encyclopedia Britannica, “definitively attributed to him.” 

What if he’d had an AI-enabled computer to assist him? What if millions of other people had access to this same tool?

“Press the button – we do the rest,” an early Kodak ad exclaimed. By 1900, the Kodak Brownie could be had for $1, a roll of film with six exposures cost a dime, and photography had shifted from a narrow domain of skilled professionals to a much broader one of amateurs spontaneously documenting the world as (Read more...)