AI Art — Robots Playing Chess

Just a quick post because it got late as I was playing with more AI Art Generators.

Yes, I wasted time I should have spent writing, but I had a good reason. I had credits that were expiring in a few days, and I didn’t want to waste them, so, first up, MidJourney.

But what prompt to give? Obviously, “robots playing chess in a desolate landscape“.

Well, that didn’t go so well, now, did it?

I tried changing a few words and being more descriptive, but not much improvement.

OK, so these guys were not going to give me anything close to what I wanted, so on to Dream by WOMBO with a slightly modified prompt.

That’s actually pretty good . . . but I don’t like the orientation, and, plus, these guys tend to clip part of the image. So, on to NightCafe, and these AI engines were a bit better.

I thought these were pretty good, so I tried a variation on the same prompt . . .

I tried enhancing a couple of those, and as it often happens, enhancing just made it worse.

Sort of like going from the Classic Editor to the Block Editor . . . they say it’s better, but not really.

At this point, I tried DALL-E . . . it’s the one that gets a lot of hype on the news because it generated a graphic of an astronaut riding a horse (!?).

I tried being more precise, saying only two robots and a table in an arid landscape.

At this point, I added “with a dog under the table” to the prompt . . .

Interesting, but not what I asked for.

I can’t say I’m pleased with these. Dream and NightCafe ended up giving me the closest to what I asked, but still not nailing it. DALL-E made an effort, and MidJourney was out in the weeds.

Okay, Okay, I’m asking for stuff that we — humans — can imagine but that AIs might not have much experience with.

But, that’s the point . . . at least for now, AIs won’t be replacing human artists . . . or, will they?

Slideshow of the above.

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