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Friday, August 05, 2022

Redesigning Streets with AI

Worked with  civil engineers early in my career who worked with this kind of designing, fascinating approach

Think Your Street Needs a Redesign? Ask an AI

Bloomberg, Marie Patino, July 30, 2022

Brooklyn-based artist and former activist Zach Katz is using artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory OpenAI's DALL-E 2 system to redesign streets to be more friendly to pedestrians and bikes. DALL-E 2, the second iteration of the DALL-E neural network, can convert text into visual features and display how these features could relate to one another, thanks to a massive training dataset. Users can input text queries and request specific styles and features from the AI, although results can be biased against women and people of color due to a lack of diversity in its training data. Katz posts images of DALL-E-reimagined streets on Twitter, and has a backlog of requests for such reimaginings from around the world.  .... 

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