This week, OpenAI officially announced DALL-E 3, the next-generation version of its AI art creator. The announcement said that people who signed up for ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise subscriptions will be the first to try DALL-E 3 on October.
However, some people may be able to access DALL-E 3 right now, and may not be aware of it. Microsoft’s generative AI Art Mater, Bing Image Creator, launched in March, and used DALL-E as part of its implementation.
Following the announcement of DALL-E 3 on Wednesday, someone at X (formerly Twitter) decided to ask Mikhail Parakin, one of Bing’s execs and the newly announced head of a new Windows and Web Experiences team, when Bing Image Creator will be upgraded to DALL – E 3.
Farkhin replied, a bit contradictory, “I think the question you should ask is: are you lucky already or not yet :-)”
I think the question you should ask is: are you lucky already or not yet 🙂
– Mikhail Parakhin (@MParakhin) September 20, 2023
This certainly suggests that Microsoft is fighting access to DALL-E 3 from Bing Image Creator to a small percentage of its users right now. Microsoft is offering early access to upcoming Bing Chat features to a small number of its users already, so it’s likely that this type of testing could extend to Bing Image Creator as well.
OpenAI has stated that DALL-E 3 will allow the integration of its ChatGPT chatbot to help create images. Bing Image Creator may be able to do the same with Bing Chat as well.
Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out more about Bing Chat Creator and how it will use DALL-E 3. We may be able to learn more today at Microsoft’s press event starting at 10:00 a.m. ET New York City.