DALL-E 2: OpenAI art tool seems to covertly add words to increase diversity

DALL-E 2: OpenAI art tool seems to covertly add words to increase diversity

July 22, 2022 0 By bimola

Researchers experimenting with OpenAI’s text-to-image tool, DALL-E 2, noticed that it seems to covertly be adding words such as “black” and “female” to image prompts, seemingly in an effort to diversify its output



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22 July 2022

This photo illustration shows the DALL-E website reflected between a computer screen and cellphone in Washington, DC, on July 20, 2022. - A million people eager to dabble with a new artificial intelligence tool that lets them create images simply by describing them with words will soon get their wish, its creators said Wednesday. Artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI is conducting a wide-scale beta test of DALL-E, a cutting-edge software that creates images from textual descriptions. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

DALL-E 2 is a text-to-image generating artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence firm OpenAI seems to be covertly modifying requests to DALL-E 2, its advanced text-to-image AI, in an attempt to make it appear that the model is less racially and gender biased. Users have discovered that keywords such as “black” or “female” are being added to the prompts given to the AI, without their knowledge.

It is well known that AIs can inherit human prejudices through training on biased data sets, often gathered by hoovering up data from the internet. For …