DALL-E 2 AI image generation now available for Microsoft Bing in some regions (Updated)

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(Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Bing is getting a new DALL-E 2 image generator.
  • Users will be able to type in keywords to generate unique visuals and images.
  • OpenAI is working with Microsoft to filter out inappropriate results.

Update (Dec 9, 2022): Rolling out now

When Microsoft first announced image generation for Bing back in October 2022, it said that the feature would roll out gradually over the coming weeks in limited preview. The tool has since become available for several users, allowing them to generate images using artificial intelligence.

While we have been able to test out Image Creator, it is not yet available in all regions. Our managing editor Jez Corden saw an option to use the tool while in the UK, but I was not able to try it out in the United States. This isn't surprising, as Image Creator in Bing is only in preview.

To test if the feature is available for you, navigate to bing.com/create. Those able to test the tool will see an interface that looks familiar to Bing search. If your region is not supported, you'll be met with a prompt saying, "Image creation is coming soon to your region."

Original Article (October 12, 2022)

Microsoft has announced a new feature coming to its Bing search engine soon that will allow users to create images by simply typing what they want to see into a search box. The service, using DALL-E 2 technology by OpenAI, will generate an image based on keywords entered by the user. 

This feature will be useful for those looking for an image that doesn't exist yet. The same AI generator is present in Microsoft's just announced Designer graphics app, designed to make creating unique images and designs as easy as possible. 

Microsoft says it's working directly with OpenAI to ensure the service doesn't return inappropriate visuals and that the AI technology is continuously evolving and learning. OpenAI has removed most of the explicit sexual and violent content from the dataset that Microsoft used to train the Bing Image Creator, and Microsoft has developed its own filter to limit the generation of images that violate its content policy.

The Image Creator in Bing will begin rolling out in limited preview in select regions in the coming weeks and months. The service, once it's available to you, will be accessible at the URL bing.com/create.

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