Here’s how OpenAI’s magical DALL-E image generator works

It seems like every few months, someone publishes a machine learning paper or demo that makes my jaw drop. This month, it’s the new image-making model of OpenAI, DALL · E.

It takes a text caption of the 12-billion-parameters neural network (ie “an armchair in the shape of an avocado”) and draws images to match it:

Generated images of avocado chairs