Microsoft is investing in DALL-E 2 to bring it to first-party apps and services. DALL-E 2 will be integrated with the Microsoft Designer app and image creator tool in Bing and Microsoft Edge.

Artificial intelligence image generators have exploded in popularity with the advent of DALL-E 2. More than 1.5 million users created over 2 million images a day with DALL-E 2, according to Openai. Stitch Fix, for example, has piloted DALL-E 2 for ad campaigns and other commercial use cases.

Since the beginning of the year, Microsoft and OpenAI have worked together to speed up the advancement of artificial intelligence. Liat Ben-Zur, Microsoft's CVP of modern life, search and devices, said in an email that the company was teaming up with Openai to develop, test and scale the latest artificial intelligence technologies. The exclusive provider of cloud computing services to OpenAI is Microsoft. We will continue to explore solutions that harness the power of artificial intelligence and advanced natural language generation, and we have begun to do this through programs such as the azure openai service and git copilot.

Microsoft is launching a web app called Designer that can be used to create designs for presentations, posters, digital postcards, invitations, graphics and more. The designer used user-created content and DALL-E 2 to ideate designs with drop-down and text boxes for further personalization.

Users can choose from a variety of templates to get started on their designs. Shapes, photos, icons and headings can be added to projects by using prebuilt templates.

Microsoft Image Creator In Edge

You can use the image creator in Microsoft Edge.

The ability to instantly generate a variety of designs is one of the features of Microsoft Designer. It makes your ideas come to life.

Users will be able to sign up starting today. Once the Designer app is generally available, it will be included in Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions and there will be some free features for non-subscribers.

In the coming weeks, Image Creator will be available on Bing and Edge. The image creator is accessed via the Bing images tab or, or through the image creator icon in the sidebar within Edge.

If you type in a description of something, a location or an art style, you will get an image from image creator. Ben-Zur said that the images that don't yet exist will be created by the image creator.

Microsoft says it will take a "measured approach" to rolling out the app, even though it will be completely free to use. Microsoft says that it will allow it to gather feedback before it expands the app further.

Microsoft Designer

There is a microsoft designer.

Graphic violence and pornographic, nonconsensual celebrity deepfakes have been created using image-generating systems. The National Security Advisor and the Office of Science and Technology Policy were the subjects of a recent letter from a US House Representative.

The millions of images from the web used to train them can be picked up on by image- generating artificial intelligence. An open source implementation of DALL-E could be trained to make stereotypical associations, such as generating images of white-passing men in business suits, for example.

Microsoft said that Openai removed explicit sexual and violent content from the data used to train DALL-E 2. Microsoft said it took steps to limit the generation of images that violate content policy, as well as additional query blocking on sensitive topics and technology to deliver more diverse images to results.

Users will have to agree to terms of use and the content policy if they want to use designer and image creator with their Microsoft account. A warning will be given to users if they request an image deemed inappropriate by Microsoft. They will be banned if they violate the policy multiple times.

Ben-Zur said that it was important for DALL-E 2 to acknowledge that it was new. We will not allow users to create violent content, we may distort people's faces, and we won't show text strings used as input."

Microsoft says that users will have full usage rights to use the images they create with designer and image creator. Due to fair use concerns, the uploading and sale of illustrations generated using DALL-E 2, Stable Diffusion and similar tools has been banned by the host. The company will not claim ownership of the content that users provide, post, input or submit to the app.

Ben-Zur wouldn't say if Microsoft believed the images used to train DALL-E 2 were fair use.