A photographer has created portraits of people who do not exist but were instead made with the artificial intelligence (AI) program Dall-E 2.
Mathieu Stern, a French photographer, used the nascent software that is not yet easily available to the public to create photorealistic portraits of fictitious people that he documented in a YouTube video.
Stern, who recently made a series of wild camera designs on the program, started by instructing Dall-E to create an image of “a young beautiful woman wearing a yellow kimono, in a tropical greenhouse.”
“At first the lack of information about the camera, the lens, and the general look of the image, led to rather unimpressive results,” Stern explains on YouTube.
“So to help Dall-E, some details must be added to the general description, like the lens, the camera, the film, and adding some words like bokeh.”
Stern says the best results came after adding the word “Graflex.” The Graflex cameras were large-format cameras there were very sharp in the center but with a strong bokeh.