A radish in a tutu walking a dog? This AI can draw it really well


An artist can draw a baby daikon radish wearing a tutu and walking a dog, even if they've never seen one before. But this kind of visual mashup has long been a trickier task for computers. Now, a new artificial-intelligence model can create such images with clarity -- and cuteness. This week nonprofit research company OpenAI released DALL-E, which can generate a slew of impressive-looking, often surrealistic images from written prompts such as "an armchair in the shape of an avocado" or "a painting of a capybara sitting in a field at sunrise." (And yes, the name DALL-E is a portmanteau referencing surrealist artist Salvador Dalí and animated sci-fi film "WALL-E.") A new AI model from OpenAI, DALL-E, can create pictures from the text prompt "an illustration of a baby daikon radish in a tutu walking a dog".