A Series of Houses. Image © Matias del Campo / Midjourney AI via Archipaper
Recently we are witnessing a major shift in the process of generating images. The recent influx and growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence rises questions about the way in which creative processes evolve and develop through technology. Systems like DALL-E, DALL-E 2 and Midjourney are AI programs trained to generate images from text descriptions using a dataset of text-image pairs. The diverse set of capabilities includes creating anthropomorphized versions of animals and objects, combining unrelated concepts in plausible ways, and applying transformations to existing images.