Transforming Manchester into almost anything is possible thanks to Artificial Intelligence (A.I). Can you imagine seeing the city of Manchester as the setting for a Pixar movie or in the style of famous artist Van Gogh? Well, this type of program is becoming a reality and on the rise as it starts to be applied in many sectors.
With benefits and controversies, the AI revolution means what was deemed impossible from our imagination is now possible to recreate. Or at least with the right instructions or description, it gets results.
This is what the DALL-E program offers: it allows anyone to create images to their liking of cities, characters or even paintings of art that have never existed before. For example, this Artificial Intelligence can provide us with infinite representations of Manchester.
We don’t have to imagine what the city would look like if it were the setting for a Pixar movie or a futuristic Manchester Victoria station. The internet user can even ask Artificial Intelligence what Manchester would look like through the eyes of well-known film directors.
The distance that separates an idea from a generated image using A.I. is just a few descriptions written on the platform. We do not know how close a future in the style of Blade Runner is expected, but for now we can witness a dystopian Manchester, whether it be Piccadilly Gardens in the style of Salvador Dalí, the Northern Quarter recreated to look like it belongs in a Pixar animation or a Market Street scene with matchstick-style men by local and renowned artist Lowry at the click of a button.
Check out these iconic scenes and places in Manchester created using Artificial Intelligence program DALL-E.
Canal Street according to Van Gogh
Beetham Tower in the style of Bladerunner
Piccadilly Gardens in the style of Salvador Dalí
A cyberpunk illustration of Manchester Piccadilly station
A cubist version of New Islington Marina
An oil painting of Salford Quays in the style of Picasso
The arches over the M60 in Stockport in the style of Wes Anderson
An oil painting of Castlefield in the style of Monet
A tram passing through St Peter’s Square in the style of a Pixar animation
An illustration of people walking down Market Street in the style of Lowry
A cyberpunk illustration of Manchester Victoria station
A Disney Pixar animation of the Northern Quarter
Think you can use A.I. better? Have a go for yourself here.
All images are created using DALL-E.