Harnessing OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 Model for Paint
This groundbreaking AI feature in Paint is anticipated to utilize the same cutting-edge technology that powers Bing’s Image Creator: OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 model.
Bing Image Creator is a creative tool currently available within Bing and Microsoft’s Edge browser, allowing users to create textually-described visual content seamlessly within chats.
Speculated UX Changes
Windows Central unveiled an internal vision of what the integrated experience on Paint may entail.
The speculation hints at introducing a “Magic Paint” button and a side panel for image description inputs to drive image generation. How users will transition the generated image to their personal canvas for further editing is still left to the imagination.
AI Integration Across Applications
Apart from Paint, Microsoft reportedly has set sights on introducing AI to Photos, Camera App, and the Snipping Tool.
This implies an upcoming Photos feature that could discern obtain objects or people in an image and allow users to relocate the selection elsewhere.
Meanwhile, both the Snipping Tool and Camera app may be augmented with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, promising easy copying and pasting of text from images or screenshots.
Microsoft’s Sustained Commitment to AI
Microsoft continues its juggernauts in AI, with new AI features like Copilot rolling out across the product line, including Windows 11, Edge, and other applications.
Still, the timeline for introducing these capabilities remains under wraps, keeping users eagerly anticipating Microsoft’s event in September.
Further, AI is expected to play a more integrated role in Windows, with the major release slated 2024. While Windows 11 only has a smattering of AI capabilities on a surface level, comfortable sources suggest a paradigm shift in the future version, deeply inculcating AI experiences for a more intuitive, enriched, and smarter user interaction.
To conclude, with the generous infusion of futuristic AI upgrades, Microsoft is painting a new picture for its applications and user experience.