As noted in previous blog posts, I’ve been considering sharing with you the moments when my prompts to image-generating AI DALL-E 2 (by OpenAI) don’t meet expectations. The generated images are either way off base, or I just don’t think they match the vibes I was looking for with the original prompt.
I was struggling to come up with a catchy title for this series, mostly because I didn’t want to get a few posts into it and then realize I needed the posts under one umbrella, and then have to go back, edit each title, deal with behind-the-scenes tags and categories and all that. But my mind was drawing a blank. So I went to OpenAI’s other AI, ChatGPT, a language learning model, for some help generating title ideas.
Here is an exact transcript of that conversation, held February 5, 2023 using the January 30, 2023 release of ChatGPT from OpenAI:
hi there! I’m trying to come up with a catchy title for a blog post where I showcase images made for something I wrote that just didn’t turn out well. I want the title of the post not to be “mean” about the fact that the images are bad. Can you help?
Sure! How about the following options:
- “Lessons Learned: When Images Don’t Meet Expectations”
- “The Art of Experimentation: Not All Images Work Out”
- “From Failure to Improvement: The Journey of Creating Images”
- “Creative Challenges: Embracing Imperfections in Visual Storytelling”
- “Seeing Beyond the Flaws: A Look at Unsuccessful Images”
Oh, I like those! Are those titles too long for a standard blog post, or will an audience appreciate their specificity?
Titles of blog posts can be of varying lengths, and it really depends on the style and tone of your blog. However, it’s generally recommended to keep titles concise and memorable, so that they can effectively capture the reader’s attention and entice them to click on the post. So, you may want to consider shortening some of the titles to make them more direct and punchy. For example:
- “Lessons from Unsuccessful Images”
- “Experimenting with Images: What Went Wrong”
- “Improving Our Visual Storytelling”
- “Embracing Imperfections in Image Creation”
- “Finding the Beauty in Unsuccessful Images”
These shorter titles convey the essence of the post and still convey the message you want to get across, without sacrificing clarity.
these are all great ideas. thank you so much!
You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help. If you need anything else, feel free to ask!
Do you know why a 404 Not Found error is called 404?
Yes, the “404 Not Found” error code is named after the HTTP status code used to indicate that the requested page could not be found on the server. The number “404” is a standardized HTTP status code defined in the HTTP specification, and it is used to indicate that the client was able to communicate with the server, but the server could not find the requested information.
The term “404” has become widely recognized as a reference to a page not found error and is now often used informally to describe any page not found error, regardless of the underlying HTTP status code.
Oh interesting. Thanks so much!
You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
I have another blog post title question. Let’s say I’m writing a post where I will show a handful of images generated by an image AI. Same as before where I want to be kind, but make it clear that the images produced were not what I had requested. They were unexpected or did not meet the request, but not necessarily bad. Just different. What kind of short-ish titles might work?
Sure, here are some title ideas that convey a tone of playful surprise or harmless discrepancy while still being informative:
- “AI Takes a Creative Turn: Surprising Image Results”
- “Unpredictable AI Images: When Requests Meet Reality”
- “AI’s Imagination Run Wild: The Unexpected Image Outcomes”
- “AI’s Unique Interpretation: Images That Defy Expectation”
- “AI’s Twist on the Ordinary: Image Results That Stand Out”
These titles highlight the unexpected nature of the images while also suggesting a positive spin on the situation, making it clear that the images are not necessarily bad, just different.
“playful surprise” — I like the way you worded that! That is exactly what I was feeling about them. Also, I like the titles.
I’m glad I could help! I’m glad that you liked the way I worded that and that the titles met your needs. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
Okay, so I’m thinking more about those titles you just gave me. What synonyms for “surprise” could I play off of?
Sure! Here are some synonyms for “surprise” that you could use to create variations on the titles:
By using these synonyms, you could come up with new titles that have a similar tone, such as:
- “AI’s Unexpected Masterpieces: Images That Defy Expectation”
- “Staggering AI Images: When Reality Trumps Requests”
- “Shocking AI Outcomes: The Art of the Unexpected”
- “Astonishing AI Creations: Images That Stand Out”
I hope these suggestions help spark some new ideas for you!
Is there a word for a collection of one artist’s visual artwork? For instance, something like oeuvre or opus? I’m wondering if there’s a word that works specifically for AI-generated images.
For a collection of visual artwork, you could use the terms “portfolio” or “body of work.” For AI-generated images specifically, there is no widely accepted term that I am aware of, but you could use something similar such as:
- “AI Portfolio”
- “AI Image Collection”
- “AI Artistic Output”
- “AI Image Body of Work”
These terms effectively convey the idea of a collection of AI-generated images without limiting the collection to a specific medium or style.
Hmm, portfolio. I like that. I wonder if we could roll that into the titles you’ve brainstormed?
Yes, you could definitely incorporate “portfolio” into the titles I’ve brainstormed! Here are some examples:
- “AI’s Playful Surprise Portfolio: Images That Defy Expectation”
- “Unexpected AI Art: A Portfolio of Shocking Images”
- “AI’s Astonishing Portfolio: Images That Stand Out”
- “AI’s Staggering Visual Portfolio: When Reality Trumps Requests”
By including “portfolio” in the title, you emphasize the collection aspect of the AI-generated images and suggest that the post will showcase a curated selection of these images.
Yes, that is the “vibe” I am going for! I want it to be a series of blog posts that showcase AI work based on a prompt I gave the AI, but the images that came out didn’t always match the request or were unexpected.
In that case, here are some titles that emphasize the series aspect of the blog posts and the idea of AI-generated images that didn’t match the request:
- “AI’s Unpredictable Portfolio: A Series of Surprising Images”
- “AI Imaginings: A Collection of Unexpected Images”
- “The AI Experiment: A Journey Through Unexpected Images”
- “AI Interpretations: A Series of Images Defying Expectation”
- “AI’s Artistic Adventures: A Collection of Unanticipated Images”
These titles suggest that the blog post is part of a larger collection of posts that showcase AI-generated images and highlight the unpredictable nature of the images.
AI’s Artistic Adventures. I like that one a lot because of the alliteration (?? what’s the one with vowels? Asonance? Did I spell that correctly?)
Yes, you did! “AI’s Artistic Adventures” is a great title that uses alliteration, which is the repetition of the same sounds, usually consonants, at the beginning of several words. Alliteration can make titles memorable and catchy. Another term for the repetition of vowel sounds is assonance. So, in this case, you used alliteration with the “A” sound. Great choice!
I’m playing with some re-structures of that title. Does “Adventures of an AI Artist” convey the same meaning? Or is there ambiguity that might suggest my involvement? (In which case, is that better because I am aiding the AI by providing prompts and then editing them to help refine the images?)
“Adventures of an AI Artist” is a good title as well, but it may not convey the same meaning as “AI’s Artistic Adventures.” “Adventures of an AI Artist” could imply that you, as the writer, are the AI artist, or that you’re accompanying the AI as it creates art. This might not accurately reflect the idea of you providing the AI with prompts and then editing the results to refine the images.
If you’d like to keep the alliteration while clearly indicating your role in the process, you could consider a title such as “Adventures in AI Artistry” or “AI Artistic Adventures, Brought to Life.” These titles make it clear that you are involved in the creation of the AI-generated images, but also highlight the unexpected and adventurous nature of the images themselves.
I want to set aside the alliteration for a moment (although if you have good ideas to keep it in the next request, please go ahead and share!). What are some other ways we can say “adventure”?
Sure, here are some synonyms for “adventure” that could be used in your blog post title:
You could try incorporating these words into the title to convey the idea of an exciting, unexpected journey through the AI-generated images, such as “AI Artistic Expeditions,” “Journeys Through AI Art,” “Explorations in AI Imagery,” “AI Artistic Treks,” “Excursions into AI Artistry,” and so on.
These are great suggestions. I am going to sit back and think for a bit. Thank you so much for all of your help! One more question — I would love to share this conversation on my blog as well. Can you remind me what your sharing/republishing rights are? I believe I am supposed to openly declare that this conversation was between me and you, and either name you or called you a language learning model or AI. Is that correct?
Yes, that’s correct! If you’d like to share this conversation on your blog, it’s important to clearly state that this conversation was with an AI language model developed by OpenAI. You can refer to me as “OpenAI’s language model” or simply “the AI.” Additionally, it’s best practice to link back to OpenAI’s website (https://openai.com) to provide context and credit for the technology behind the conversation.
Please note that OpenAI’s use of AI models and the content generated by these models is subject to OpenAI’s API and content usage policies, which you can find on their website. If you have any questions about these policies, it may be helpful to reach out to OpenAI directly for clarification.
Thank you so much. I so appreciate the help.
You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
[End of conversation.]
Using the AI to help brainstorm was, in a way, doing the same work as any other prompt generator used in combination with a thesaurus, minus the pop-up ads. After sleeping on it, I’m leaning toward “AI Mishaps and Masterpieces.” Stay tuned!
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