Imagine you can lie on your couch with your fingers laced behind your head while you conjure user interfaces or model specifications in your mind's eye, and then telling your virtual assistant to draw these ideas for you with a simple voice command.
Well, we are not quite there yet, but, who knows what will happen within the next few years to come?
The new AI technology that Microsoft is developing is programmed to pay close attention to individual words when generating images from caption-like text descriptions.
The AI software draws entirely original images based on nothing more than text. You type it, a computer draws it, and we are one step closer to a world where using software like Photoshop and Illustrator is a hands-off experience.
The Deep Learning Group at the Redmond Company created this as part of a trilogy of AI projects that included one called Caption Bot; which provides text descriptions for images, and another which provides useful applications that combine both computer vision and natural language processing.
The idea with all three is to teach machines how to understand humans and the world the same way we do. It is amazing to think we are on the cusp of a world where, potentially, designers will rely solely on human imagination and artificial intelligence.