This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Another month, another flood of weird, wonderful and cute images generated by an artificial intelligence. In April, OpenAI showed off its new picture-making neural network, DALL-E 2, which could produce remarkable high-res images of almost anything it was asked to.
Now, just a few weeks later, Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. And it performs even better than DALL-E 2: it …