The following is a longer conversation with ChatGPT than the ones I illustrated yesterday. As you’ll see by the conversation, the responses are detailed and build nicely from one question to the next, building on the context of the previous questions and answers. It’s important to remember as you’re reading that I am talking to a robot. My questions and comments are in bold. This is the unedited conversation with a few generative AI images as illustration inside the conversation.
Explain Generative AI to me.
Generative AI refers to a type of artificial intelligence that is able to generate new content, such as text, images, or music. This is typically accomplished using deep learning algorithms and neural networks, which are able to analyze existing data and generate new data that is similar in some way. For example, a Generative AI model trained on a dataset of images might be able to generate new images that are similar to the ones it has seen before. Generative AI has many potential applications, such as creating new art, generating realistic video game environments, or even developing new drugs.
Explain it like I’m five years old.
Sure! Generative AI is a way for computers to make new things, like pictures or words. It works by looking at lots of examples of something, like lots of pictures of cats, and then using that information to make its own new pictures of cats that look similar. This can be helpful for lots of different things, like making new art or even helping scientists create new medicines.
Give me some examples of prompts used to create images using Generative AI.
One common type of prompt used to generate images using Generative AI is a text description of the image that the model should create. For example, a prompt might be something like “a sunny day at the beach with clear blue skies and people playing in the water.” The model would then use this description as a starting point to generate an image that matches the description. Another type of prompt that can be used is a sample image, which the model can use as a reference to generate a new image that is similar in some way. For example, the model might be given an image of a cat and asked to generate a new image of a cat that looks different, but is still recognizable as a cat.
How would you write a prompt to deliver an accurate picture of a cat playing in a living room?
Here is one example of a prompt that could be used to generate an image of a cat playing in a living room:
“A cozy living room with a big window overlooking a garden. In the center of the room, a playful cat is batting at a toy mouse that is tied to a string. The cat is a ginger tabby with white paws and a fluffy tail. She is sprawled on the carpet, her paws extended as she swipes at the toy. Sunlight streams in through the window, casting a warm glow on the scene.”
This prompt provides a detailed description of the scene, including the setting, the subject (the cat), and the action taking place. It also includes specific details about the appearance of the cat and the lighting in the room, which can help the model to generate a more accurate image.
Ok. That turned out pretty good, but it wasn’t as photorealistic as I would have liked. What would you change about that prompt to make it look more like a photograph?
One potential way to improve the realism of the generated image would be to provide more specific details about the lighting and the composition of the scene. For example, the prompt could be revised to include information about the direction and intensity of the sunlight, as well as the placement of the cat and the toy mouse in the frame. Additionally, the prompt could include information about the texture and color of the carpet, the furniture in the room, and any other objects that might be visible in the scene. This can help the model to generate an image that is more similar to a photograph, with realistic lighting and a well-composed composition.
Give me an example.
Here is an example of a revised prompt that could be used to generate a more photorealistic image of a cat playing in a living room:
“A sunny living room with a big window on the left side of the frame. The room is furnished with a plush beige sofa and a glass coffee table, with a potted plant in the corner. In the center of the room, a playful ginger tabby cat is batting at a toy mouse that is tied to a string. The cat is sprawled on the carpet, her paws extended as she swipes at the toy. Sunlight is streaming in through the window, casting a warm glow on the scene and creating long shadows across the carpet. The cat’s white paws and fluffy tail are highlighted by the sunlight, and her green eyes sparkle with mischief.”
This revised prompt includes more specific details about the lighting, composition, and objects in the scene, which can help the model to generate a more photorealistic image. For example, the description of the sunlight and the placement of the cat and the toy mouse in the frame can help the model to create a more natural-looking image with realistic lighting and shadow effects.
Are they different “styles” I could add to the prompt to help it understand the look I’m trying to achieve?
Yes, there are many different “styles” that can be added to a prompt to help the model understand the look that you are trying to achieve. For example, you could specify a particular artistic style, such as impressionism or cubism, and provide examples of images that exhibit that style. The model could then use this information to generate a new image that is similar in style to the examples you provided. Additionally, you could provide examples of photographs with a particular lighting style or composition, and the model could use this information to generate a new image with a similar aesthetic. By providing these types of examples and styles in the prompt, you can help the model to understand the look that you are trying to achieve and generate an image that is more closely aligned with your desired aesthetic.
Thank you, that is helpful. Where do you think Generative AI is heading? What is it going to be able to do in the future? Do you have specific examples you could provide?
Generative AI is an area of active research and development, and it is likely to continue to evolve and improve in the coming years. Some potential future applications of Generative AI include creating more realistic and immersive virtual environments, generating personalized content and recommendations, and even aiding in the design and discovery of new products and technologies. For example, Generative AI could be used to create virtual worlds that are so realistic that they are indistinguishable from the real world, or to generate personalized news articles or social media posts that are tailored to the interests and preferences of individual users. Additionally, Generative AI could be used in the design of new drugs or materials, by generating and testing thousands of potential compounds or structures in a fraction of the time that it would take a human researcher. Overall, the future of Generative AI is likely to be exciting and full of possibilities.
I work in real estate technology, also known as property technology. How do you think Generative AI could help in this area?
Generative AI could potentially have many applications in the real estate technology, or property technology, field. For example, Generative AI could be used to create virtual tours of properties, allowing potential buyers to explore properties remotely in a highly realistic and immersive way. This could be particularly useful for properties that are difficult to access, such as properties that are located in remote areas or properties that are currently occupied by tenants. Additionally, Generative AI could be used to create virtual furnishings and décor, allowing buyers to visualize how a property would look with different furniture and accessories, or to see how different design choices would impact the overall aesthetic of a space. This could help buyers to make more informed decisions and could potentially reduce the need for multiple in-person viewings of a property.
You’re pretty good at this. How might technologies like you be used in real estate technology?
One potential way that technologies like me, a large language model trained by OpenAI, could be used in real estate technology is to assist with the generation of written content, such as property descriptions or listings. For example, a language model like me could be trained on a large dataset of existing property listings, and could then be used to automatically generate new listings that are similar in style and content to the ones it has seen before. This could help real estate agents to quickly and easily create compelling and informative listings for their properties, without having to spend a lot of time writing and editing the content themselves. Additionally, a language model could be used to generate personalized responses to potential buyers or renters, providing them with detailed information about a property and answering any questions they might have. This could help to streamline the process of communicating with potential buyers or renters and could improve the overall experience for both parties.
How would that need to be trained?
In order to be used in real estate technology, a language model like me would need to be trained on a large dataset of property listings, descriptions, and related content. This could include listings from a variety of sources, such as real estate websites, agents’ websites, and property listings in newspapers or magazines. The model would then be able to analyze this data and learn the common styles, language, and content that is typically used in property listings. This training process would typically involve providing the model with a large number of examples, and then using a technique called supervised learning to fine-tune the model’s predictions and improve its accuracy. Once the model has been trained, it could then be used to generate new property listings that are similar in style and content to the ones it has seen before.
Would it be possible to build these listings, descriptions and related content, just by uploading photos of the home to be listed?
It is possible to use a language model like me to generate property listings and descriptions based on photos of the home. This could be accomplished by training the model on a large dataset of property listings and photos, and then providing it with new photos of the home to be listed. The model could then use the photos as a reference to generate a new property listing that describes the features and details of the home, such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and other rooms, as well as the layout of the home and any unique features or amenities. Additionally, the model could use the photos to generate a description of the property that highlights its most appealing features and provides potential buyers with a sense of what it would be like to live in the home. This could help to create more engaging and informative listings, and could potentially make it easier for real estate agents to create listings for their properties.
Thank you. This has been very interesting and informative.
You’re welcome! I’m glad that I could help to provide some information about generative AI and its potential applications in the real estate technology field. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. I’m here to help!