Paying ChatGPT Customers Now Have Access to DALL-E 3

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Illustration: Valerie Ranum × DALL·E

Paying customers of ChatGPT will now receive access to OpenAI’s latest AI image generator model DALL-E 3.

From today, ChatGPT Enterprise and Plus customers will have access to DALL-E 3 allowing users to “create unique images” by instructing the chatbot.

“Describe your vision, and ChatGPT will bring it to life by providing a selection of visuals for you to refine and iterate upon,” writes OpenAI in a press release. “You can ask for revisions right in the chat. This is powered by our most capable image model, DALL·E 3.”

DALL-E-3 was launched last month with the latest iteration improving on text rendering and overall the images are “more visually striking” and “crisper in detail.”

The latest model also offers photographers the chance to opt out of its image training data through a removal form on its website.

In its blog post, OpenAI addressed the “responsible development and deployment” of DALL-E 3 as concerns surrounding the text-to-image generators continue after a series of scandals.

“We use a multi-tiered safety system to limit DALL·E 3’s ability to generate potentially harmful imagery, including violent, adult, or hateful content,” says OpenAI.

“Safety checks run over user prompts and the resulting imagery before it is surfaced to users. We also worked with early users and expert red-teamers to identify and address gaps in coverage for our safety systems which emerged with new model capabilities.

“For example, the feedback helped us identify edge cases for graphic content generation, such as sexual imagery, and stress test the model’s ability to generate convincingly misleading images.”

OpenAI also says that it has taken steps to limit DALL-E generating content in the style of living artists, images of public figures, and to improve demographic representation across generated images.

These three issues have all been major concerns in AI image generators with photographers and artists feeling aggrieved that a generative AI tool can produce images based on their work.

Meanwhile, senators have a bill in the works to protect people from having their likeness generated by AI. AI image generators are trying to prevent fakes images of public figures flooding the internet, such as Donald Trump being arrested.

Inherent biases in AI are also of concern. In August, an Asian MIT student asked the Playground AI app to generate a professional headshot but the program turned her white.