DALL-E 3: Do Bing Image Creator users already have access to OpenAI’s next-gen AI art tech?

Priya Walia

Microsoft patners with OpenAI logo

OpenAI recently unveiled DALL-E 3, the highly anticipated next-generation version of its AI art creator. The ChatGPT maker asserted that lucky individuals signed up for ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise would be the first to experience DALL-E 3 in October.

“DALL·E 3 is now in research preview and will be available to ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise customers in October, via the API, and in Labs, later this fall,” said the company in a blog post.

However, rumors suggest that a select few individuals may already have access to this state-of-the-art technology without even realizing it. Bing Image Creator, Microsoft’s generative AI art master, was launched in March, incorporating DALL-E as an integral part of its application.

This raised a pressing question amongst enthusiasts when OpenAI announced the remarkable DALL-E 3 on a fateful Wednesday. A curious user on X, formerly known as Twitter, reached out to Mikhail Parakhin, an executive at Bing and the newly appointed head of the Windows and Web Experiences team.

The user inquired about the much-anticipated upgrade of Bing Image Creator to DALL-E 3’s capabilities. Parakhin replied, “I think the question you should be asking is: are you a lucky %er already or not yet :-).”

This response alludes to the possibility that Microsoft is discreetly granting a select percentage of its users access to DALL-E 3 through Bing Image Creator. Microsoft has a history of offering early previews of forthcoming Bing Chat features to a small group of users, hence, it is conceivable that they might extend such exclusivity to Bing Image Creator as well.

OpenAI’s announcement specifically mentioned that DALL-E 3 would enable integration with their ChatGPT chatbot, facilitating the creation of captivating images.

It raises the intriguing scenario where Bing Image Creator could potentially incorporate a similar integration with Bing Chat. This integration would undoubtedly revolutionize the artistic landscape, making the combination of conversational AI and generative art a possibility within the Bing ecosystem.

As the battle for artistic dominance between OpenAI and Microsoft rages on, the unveiling of DALL-E 3 serves as a reminder of the immense progress AI has made in the realm of creativity. Whether one is among the fortunate few granted early access or eagerly anticipating the official release in October, the future of generative AI art promises to be a spectacle to behold.