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Is artificial intelligence about to take over the fashion world, one catwalk at a time?
AI-powered text-to-image generators like OpenAI’s Dall-E and Midjourney have gone absolutely viral, and for good reason. Sure, they can produce some seriously insane imagery, but at the end of the day, it’s the quality of this output, whether realistic or outlandish, that makes it so captivating, not to mention useful.
That said, these programs, although still in beta, are already starting to catch on in the creative industries. And yesterday, Twitter got a taste of what the debut of text-to-image fashion might look like.
“AI fashion show using Dall-E to generate hundreds of outfits…” a user named Paul Trillo wrote in a tweetwith a stunning video showcasing a series of vibrant AI-created outfits he says he generated in collaboration with the artist golden shyama. “An interesting way to brainstorm costume and fashion design ideas.”
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It seems plausible that the fashion industry could adopt text-to-image generators – for brainstorming fashion shows, as Trillo suggests, and more.
Fast fashion sites value quantity above all else, with some offering thousands of new designs Daily. AI could make this process even faster, ultimately helping their bottom line. Meanwhile, a number of brands have started using the metaverse — where at least one digital fashion show has once taken place — as a space to sell their wares, and digital influencers have garnered millions of followers. AI could certainly find its place in each of these operations, particularly, again, for volume and speed.
Brainstorming about the city
Trillo isn’t the first creator to use text-to-image services to brainstorm creative ideas. Artists from a number of creative fields claim to have used technology to accelerate their creative process, whether their creations remain digital renderings or are recreated off-screen.
The incorporation of these programs into the creative industries, however, is not without controversy. Many pondered more philosophical questions about AI-assisted creativity, while others worried about job security — a discussion that gained momentum after OpenAI’s statement that images generated by Dall-E 2 can be bought and sold.
“Ten years ago, the conventional wisdom was that AI would impact physical labor first, then cognitive labor, then maybe one day it could do creative work,” wrote OpenAI CEO Sam Altman in an April blog post. “Now it looks like it’s going to go in reverse order.”
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