TikTok introduces a simple text-to-image AI engine within the app
A new text-to-picture AI generator has been launched by TikTok that enables users to enter a prompt and instantly obtain an image that can be used as the background of their films. The short-form video app’s camera screen allows users to access the “AI greenscreen” effect. The Verge was the first to notice the new effect.
The introduction of the new filter coincides with the rise in popularity of text-to-image AI generators, particularly since the release of OpenAI’s DALL-E 2. It’s important to note that the images TikTok’s AI generator generates pale in comparison to the results of well-known text-to-image models like Google’s Imagen and DALL-E 2. While DALL-E 2 and Imagen can produce photorealistic visuals, TikTok’s model only creates abstract images.
It’s not particularly shocking that the new filter has limits because it gives millions of users access to a text-to-image AI generator. Although it might be a valuable tool for creators, the firm seems to be pitching it as a fun method to make backgrounds for your TikToks. Users who want to have some fun with text-to-image AI generators have an alternative with TikTok’s new effect as DALL-E 2 and Imagen aren’t currently publicly accessible.