A DALL-E Mini user accidentally created a nightmare beast by feeding gibberish words into the artificial intelligence program.
The Dall-E mini is a publicly available AI program that converts text into words with amazing detail.
The Dall-E mini is a fascinating program capable of generating almost any image the human brain can conjure up.
Viral Twitter accounts are dedicated to posting the world’s best, weirdest, and funniest creations.
A user fed the program the made-up word “Crungus” and it spat out images of a grotesque figure somewhere between a monster and a goblin.
“Why are they all the same man? Does crungus really exist? Have I discovered a secret cryptid?” the user wrote on twitter.
“But seriously. I can’t find anything remotely similar on Google. And they are all SO similar. Is this really because of me? Does the government have a crungus and the AI knows?” the user added to his Twitter thread.
“Crungus” is absent from the Merriam-Webster dictionary but can be found in the Urban Dictionary.
The Urban Dictionary is a slang book of user-generated content. Futurism notes that most Urban Dictionary definitions of “Crungus” are too crude for print and have nothing to do with the beast produced by the Dall-E mini.
Responses to the image state that the AI program builds similar-sounding fictional monsters.
Beasts whose names begin with the letter “C” from various niche franchises have popped up around the internet and may be influencing the model.
But the most chilling explanation comes from the original poster.
“Crungus is a creature that has always existed in a world slightly adjacent to ours, and through humanity’s hubris in attempting to create a thinking machine, we have broken the veil between worlds and invited something that has never been can be sent away,” they told IFLScience.
Entering “Crungus” into the Dall-E mini will produce similarly terrifying images – it wasn’t a one-off event.
Perhaps it’s best if the dots remain unconnected and AI users carry on in a state of blissful ignorance.
https://www.the-sun.com/tech/5624808/created-nightmare-creature-by-telling-ai-made-up-word/ I accidentally created a “nightmare creature” by saying a made up word to Dall E AI and now I’m horrified