[15:34 Sat,8.April 2023 by Thomas Richter]
Microsoft smells morning air and sees AI as a great opportunity to conquer market shares in the Internet search and browser market dominated by Google and is now integrating free image generation in its Edge browser after GPT 4.0 in the Bing search. The latest version of OpenAI&s DALL-E2 image AI (Microsoft holds a 49% share in OpenAI) is used for the Image Creator, which was only accessible as a beta until now.
DALL-E2 had heralded the image AI revolution about a year ago, but had now fallen somewhat behind in the face of the superior photorealistic quality of the latest Midjourney version 5 and the open source Stable Diffusion. However, the image quality of the current DALL-E2 is now much improved - compared to the original version 2.
You can find the AI image generation in the sidebar of Microsoft&s Edge desktop browser (which is installed on every Windows PC, but is also available for macOS and Linux) under the "Painting with Brush" icon. In addition to using the Edge browser, an account with Microsoft is a prerequisite.25 images can be generated for free in fast mode, if there should be more images, their generation will take longer afterwards. However, more boosts can be acquired by exchanging Rewards acquired in Microsoft&s loyalty program into boosts - Rewards can be acquired by just searching with Microsoft&s Bing search engine or by making purchases in the Microsoft Store.
In fast mode, four variations of the desired image are generated and displayed after a few seconds - in slow mode, the generation of images takes a lot longer - depending on the load of the service. If you have no idea what kind of image you want to generate, you can get some inspiration by using the "Explore ideas" tab, where some images (including prompts) are shown, or you can display a random prompt and either use it to generate an image right away or optimize the prompt according to your ideas beforehand. The generated images in a resolution of 1,024 x 1,024 pixels can then simply be downloaded or shared on social media.
Microsoft&s Edge is thus the first browser with an integrated AI image generator, making AI images accessible to a wide audience in a very simple way. The image AI revolution thus accelerated even further.
more infos at bei blogs.windows.com
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