For the past 5 months I’ve been looking at integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools into WordPress websites. Whilst I haven’t used AI on this site, I have tried quite a few different AI tools both for WordPress websites and plugin development.
I’ve documented my findings in a website – wp-secrets.co.uk – where I’ve classified several WordPress plugins that use AI; both for their functionality and cost.
I’ve been having fun with image generation as well. For wp-secrets I didn’t really care what image the AI tool generated. But I’ve been having difficulty getting it to generate the image I’ve tried to describe.
Here’s an image I created by hand 14 years ago. I’d taken several snaps of the same boat and merged them all together to represent bobbing wide.
And here’s a selection of the images that AI generated in response to my prompts to attempt to reproduce the above image. These were all generated by Image Creator from Designer, using DALL E 3
The prompts that I’d used in an attempt to generate the correct image were:
|Seven identical fishing boats
|seven identical fishing boats moored in Emsworth harbour and pointing in different direction. sun rays streaming through clouds behind
|Seven small cabin cruisers
|seven identical small cabin cruisers moored in Emsworth harbour. Each boat is pointing in a different direction. the sun is shining through clouds in the background, above Hayling island behind
|Seven versions of the same boat
|seven versions of the same small cabin cruisers moored in langstone harbour. The image represents a time line of the boat swinging at its mooring. the sun is shining through clouds in the background, above Hayling island. There are no other boats in the image behind
|Seven boats – AI enhanced prompt
|Create an image depicting a timeline of seven identical clinker-built cabin cruisers with blue canvas awnings, each repetitively moored at Langstone Harbour. The boats should seem to sway at their moorings, creating a dynamic sequence. To establish a serene atmosphere, position the sun filtering through the clouds over Hayling Island as the backdrop. Maintain focus on the seven cabin cruisers by omitting any other vessels in the background.
As you can see, AI has failed to follow the instructions
- wrong number of boats in most cases
- ignored what to omit
- not pointing the way I want them
Note: These are the 4 best images from the 16 images generated.
AI generated images are fun to generate so long as you’re not that bothered about what it actually produces. On another of my websites ( seriouslybonkers.com ) I’ve started building a catalogue of images which I’ve categorised as Stupidly Brilliant.