The recent announcement of DALL-E 3 has generated much excitement about its capabilities and native integration into ChatGPT. Now, it’s Bing Chat’s turn: Microsoft has confirmed that DALL-E 3 is already available for all Bing Chat and Bing Image Creator users.
During this past week, the update has been rolling out in stages. The first ones to try it out were Bing Enterprise users, followed by Bing Image Creator users. Finally, it has become public and is now available to everyone.
Microsoft is making a strong push for Bing, and it shows: to begin with, the search engine will have access to DALL-E 3 before ChatGPT itself. Furthermore, to use DALL-E 3 in ChatGPT, we will have to pay, unlike in Bing Chat.
OpenAI, the company behind DALL-E 3 and ChatGPT, has implemented new security tools in the image generator. One thing DALL-E 3 won’t be able to do is recreate public figures, as a measure against deepfakes and misinformation. Within Bing Image Creator, Microsoft is also embedding watermarks in each image to identify that they have been generated by artificial intelligence.
Moreover, making Bing Chat generate images is quite straightforward. You just need to start a conversation with the chatbot and ask. Describe how you want the scene to be and request Bing Chat to recreate it. The result is sure to surprise you.
However, be prepared for long waits and crashes on Bing. Currently, the search engine is facing many issues in generating images due to the high demand to try out DALL-E 3.
Microsoft wants to leverage the capabilities of DALL-E, and it is already planned to see the generator in other company applications, such as Paint. Redmond’s team is currently developing an image creation tool within Paint, powered by DALL-E. Therefore, Paint Cocreator (as it would be called) is set to become the first direct integration of this technology into Windows.