AI text-to-image generators have been gaining so much attention and popularity recently and we have seen some of the bigger players in tech, such as Meta, breaking into text-to-video generators too. As debates rage about the legitimacy of the art they create and even the suitability of the images used to train these AI tools, the sector keeps advancing, which is what we are here to report on today. Artists can now access DALL-E’s ability to create images on Shutterstock. Let’s take a look at what you need to know.
Shutterstock has announced that it is extending a partnership it has with OpenAI, which is the organization behind DALL-E. The extended partnership will allow users to generate DALL-E content on Shutterstock based on certain criteria.
To facilitate this Shutterstock will launch a new tool called Shutterstock.ai. However, first, the company wants to take a hand in further training DALL-E with current Shutterstock images to help ensure that it is able to create images that will be more suitable for the Shutterstock library.
Describing the move, OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman said:
“The data we licensed from Shutterstock was critical to the training of DALL-E […] We’re excited for Shutterstock to offer DALL-E images to its customers as one of the first deployments through our API, and we look forward to future collaborations as artificial intelligence becomes an integral part of artists’ creative workflows.”
The move means that Shutterstock won’t be compensating DALL-E creators for work they are selling on Shutterstock but could possibly see them compensated for helping to train the tool.
In other recent developments related to DALL-E, did you know that you can now use the tool to expand the borders beyond the edges of famous paintings?