Have you ever imagined some creative scene in your head that you wish you could bring to life in a photo, but have zero artistic capabilities? You might be able to describe what you are seeing in words, but that doesn't allow you to have others truly see exactly what you see.
Sounds like a job for artificial intelligence.
With the use of AI and language, you can turn your written words into 3D scenes using this website and soon-to-be mobile app called WordsEye.
The site was created by Bob Coyne, who had previously worked in 3D graphics-creating software. He found that using the software was tedious when it came to making the graphics for his creative ideas.
"I thought, how can you do this more easily? You have to express your ideas just in a minute, so that was the idea of using language," Coyne told Tech Times. "You can just say what you want. You're giving up some level of control — a lot of control — but you can do it very quickly."
WordsEye combines AI, language, vocabulary and 3D graphics to allow users to transform their written thoughts into the pictures they make up in their heads. This could be anything, from wacky literal images like a 3D cat wearing 3D movie glasses while standing on pizza in the clouds to more abstract images like metallic beams shooting out in all kinds of directions in an endless field.
The user just has to type in a series of sentences (length depends on what they are describing) to have the image appear. It's important to add details like what color, shape and size an object is. WordsEye uses its linguistic database and knowledge about objects to render the 3D scene. The images come from WordsEye's graphic designers, while other images are available through the company's partnership with Getty Images. This allows creators to have Taylor Swift riding a dinosaur in the tropics while eating a cheeseburger. The user will also get options for certain images from the database. For example, if they write "a tree in the desert," they will be able to either choose a type of tree from a gallery of suggestions, or add to the text to be more specific.
This allows users to express themselves artistically in just a few words, or state their opinion on something visually, create cartoons, or next-level memes. All the images can then be saved in the gallery and shared with others on the platform or on their social networks, like Facebook, Reddit and Tumblr.
After sharing their creations on the site, users can then banter with them, with other users taking someone's idea and continuously changing the image to have it evolve.
"Our goal is to unlock people's creativity," Coyne said, adding that, while many people have great ideas, they might not have the means to make them. "WordsEye lets anyone be creative, artistic and have opinions, but they don't need to be an artist to do it."
The website is still in beta, but has approximately 16,000 users and has plans to continue to add more content creators to the platform as it continues to grow. WordsEye also has plans to launch a mobile app for iOS.
The app's interface looks a lot like the desktop version, with the ability to tap on pictures to view them, leave comments and create scenes from a mobile device. However, it's aimed more toward those who want to make a quick meme to share on social media rather than more intricate creations that might take more time to express.
The WordsEye app will enter beta in May. Those interested in the app can apply to check out the beta version after signing up for free to WordsEye on their desktop.