As a writer, I'm torn on DALL-E 2. On the one hand, I want to show solidarity with other creatives by having nothing to do with the way it scrapes the creative product of millions of people for profit, potentially putting a lot of illustrators out of work. On the other hand, I really want to know what it comes up with when I put in the descriptions I've written for my original characters.
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