DALL-E raises tough questions for art and artificial intelligence

The controversial AI-powered image generator has gone live. Jonathan Keane weighs up what the consequence of this may be

DALL-E, an image generator powered by artificial intelligence: users upload content and descriptions and DALLl-E’s algorithms will generate a detailed image based on that data by scouring the web for images and texts that power its creation

When DALL-E, an image generator powered by artificial intelligence, opened up its software for widespread use this month, it marked an important step in the circulation of AI art creation to a wider audience.

Built by OpenAI, a start-up backed by Microsoft and several Silicon Valley luminaries, DALL-E has gradually edged its way into the mainstream.

The software has become one of the leading applications of artificial intelligence in image creation.

Users upload content and ...