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This page features information about Artificial Intelligence technology. I have been using AI applications with my students since 2016. Use the various creative AI drawing apps features on this page.

 

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the most recent AI technologies that relate to architecture and design.  

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Before ChatGPT or Google Bard AI app's were released, Character.ai released their AI chatbot app.

I used Character.ai to train the Architect School AI chatbot and tested it with hundreds of questions about architecture. If you want to AI chat about architecture with the Architect School chatbot, download the Apple or Android app.  

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In 2016 Google released Quick, Draw! an interactive AI drawing game. In 2017 they released AutoDraw, an AI that turns your drawings into clipart created by artists. You can use these AI drawing apps on your phone and computer.

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Nvidia AI painting 2019-2022

In 2019 Nvidia released GauGAN, an AI app that turns simple brushstrokes into realistic images.

 

I made this video to demonstrate AI painting.

Nvidia updated GauGAN in 2021 to include text-to-image functionality. The 2022 GauGAN360 update features 360 degree panoramas in 8K quality

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Draw with these experimental AI apps

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2022 saw the public release of Generative AI applications, a technology that enables computers to create images.

 

Generative AI images are created with machine learning algorithms by computers that generate images and other digital media based on text prompts by humans. Generative AI works by referencing datasets of hundreds of millions of images that were sourced from the Internet and given text descriptions. Read about how Generative AI works

There are many text-to-image Generative AI applications, the main ones are Dall-E2 and Craiyon by OpenAi (creator of ChatGPT),  Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, Neural Blender, Starryai, and the unreleased Google Imagen.

 

Image-to-3D like Nvidia's NGP Instant NeRF and text-to-video are the next evolution of Generative AI imagery.

This AI is affecting many industries and institutions from architecture to solo artists to gaming, education, journalism. It is enabling new ways of working and creating digital content but also has issues like copyright and plagiarism

Check out these examples of Generative AI architecture on Instagram. 

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In April 2023 Adobe released their newest version of Photoshop that for the first time included their AI Generative Fill function and the new Firefly application to create AI generative images from text prompts.  

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Prompt Engineering is a method of writing instructions so that AI applications like Dall-E2, Midjourney and Crayon can create designs and rendered images of architecture, like the IG examples above.

Written prompts fed into AI apps can be a page of writing. Structure your prompts: Establish context. Explain the topic. Specify the task. Ask follow-up questions. State specific requirements. Use key words. Encourage creativity and imagination. Apps like Prompt Box can organise your prompts. 

 

Info about Prompt Engineering.  

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An algorithm is a specific list of instructions, like a step-by-step recipe for cooking something in a kitchen.

 

Algorithms are not computer code, they are are instructions written by Computer Scientists, Machine Learning specialists, IT Engineers or Programmers etc. These instructions are fed into computers which calculate answers to problems or designs.

 

Algorithmic Design is used within architectural software like Autodesk Revit, Rhino and Grasshopper to enable computational design of multiple solution ideas, complex parametric design or provide structural or energy efficiency building analysis. Check out OneistoX for information about AI Algorithmic Design.       

Info about Algorithmic Design.

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The computational advancements of AI generated video have given rise to the first AI Film Festival 2023.

Check out the top 10 award winning videos all created with AI.

 

Checkpoint came #2.

It's 100% made using these AI apps: Midjourney, DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, Runway, Synthesia and ChatGPT.

Its focus is on Cultural Ratcheting, how humans learn and share knowledge using production and distribution technology tools that have evolved over generations.   

Checkpoint discuss creativity, digitization technology and other architectural related points. It is an example of how architects can use AI video technology, especially in project design concept phases and presenting ideas to clients.   

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Space10 with Panter&Tourron and Basile Fournier used AI to design a prototype 'couch in an envelope' for IKEA.

 

Read about their AI iterative design process.

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Use Discord & MidJourney to create AI generative images of architecture and other design concepts.

Watch these YouTube tutorials.

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Nils Bakker used ChatGPT AI with Google Maps and Unreal Engine to create these rendered cityscapes.

Read about how Nils created this with AI Prompt Engineering and API's

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ARCHITEChTURES is a AI building design technology created by Smartscapes Studio

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ArchitectGPT is a AI design visualization technology

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Tim Fu and LookX Ai showcase crumpled or folded paper transformed into AI generated architecture model images. Read about it on this insta post and on PA and DB

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Stability.ai released Stable Doodle in July 2023 as part of their suite of Clipdrop AI apps for creatives.

Turn your doodles into AI images using Stable Doodle. I drew this cat with my mouse (lol) and added the text prompt 'white cat sitting on black rug'. These were the results with 'no style' and 'origami style'.  

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