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OpenAI’s Latest Move: Integrating Image Generation into ChatGPT’s Hub of AI Applications

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September 21, 2023

OpenAI continues to make noteworthy advancements in artificial intelligence.

Cade Metz and Tiffany Hsu of The New York Times report this morning that OpenAI has combined its DALL-E image generator with its popular chatbot, ChatGPT.

What Does This Mean?

Simply put, DALL-E 3 can now create detailed images based on textual descriptions provided by legal publishers. Not only can a publisher receive automated text drafts from ChatGPT, but publishers may now create visual elements complementing these drafts.

Relevance to Legal Publishing

For those of us in legal publishing, this is a step forward in a couple ways.

For me, I use images in every post. I turn to LexBlog’s iStock account to find the images. This takes time and I am often underwhelmed in what I find.

Imagine describing what I’d like for an image – and overtime ChatGPT picking up my tastes, good or bad.

Some legal bloggers use images that explain concepts, legal or otherwise. They do so because it’s a more comprehensive way to communicate. Same thing, they’ll be limited in creating an image only by their text description.

A Growing Hub for AI

OpenAI is steadily evolving ChatGPT into a multi-functional tool that goes beyond text.

From the Times article,

By adding the latest version of DALL-E to ChatGPT, OpenAI is solidifying its chatbot as a hub for generative A.I., which can produce text, images, sounds, software and other digital media on its own. Since ChatGPT went viral last year, it has kicked off a race among Silicon Valley tech giants to be at the forefront of A.I. with advancements.

DALL-E’s ChatGPT is limited to a small group of select users. So it’s a wait and see before we see how it’ll be used by legal publishers.

If DALL-E’s integration is like anything else, adoption will come from both sides. ChatGPT’s offering will improve while we figure out how best to use the application.