The greatest artistic tool ever built, or a harbinger of doom for entire creative industries? OpenAI's second-generation DALL-E 2 system is slowly opening up to the public, and its text-based image generation and editing abilities are awe-inspiring.
"It's Christmas time, and you know what that means," sings Sinatra, "Ohh, it's hot tub time!" A neural net has begun composing entire songs modeled on the prior works of artists in a wide range of genres, including lyrics and vocal performances.
Open AI is an organization focused on ensuring artificial general intelligence (AGI) does the world good, rather than bad, and has just landed a lucrative new partner in the form of Microsoft, which will develop advanced supercomputers to help it do the job.