Google Working On AI App To Let Users Create Images From Text — But Don't Expect To Get It Anytime Soon

Google Working On AI App To Let Users Create Images From Text — But Don't Expect To Get It Anytime Soon

Alphabet Inc.'s GOOG GOOGL Google is preparing an app that will use artificial intelligence to create images using just text. 

What Happened: Users will only be able to do two things with this innovation: construct buildings through a function called "City Dreamer" or use the "Wobble" feature to interact with a cartoon monster, said Douglas Eck, a principal scientist at Google, according to Bloomberg.

Users can avail of the tools through Google's AI Test Kitchen app. A release date for the rollout hasn't been disclosed yet.

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Why It's Important: AI imaging technologies like DALL-E can instantly create vivid pictures from a small text descriptions. However, the report noted that generative AI raises concerns related to misinformation, fraudulent use of artists' work without credit and harmful biases.

This is why Google is taking its time to introduce the app to the public. Eck said the decision reflects the tech giant's concerns about emerging technology.

"Generative AI models are powerful, there's no doubt about that, but we also have to acknowledge the real risks that this technology can pose if we don't take great care, which is why we've been slow to release them," Eck said..

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