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Imagen AI 2: Inside Googles Updated Text-to-Image AI

by Roveen


  • Imagen AI Ais Google answer to Midjourney and OpenAI’s DALL-E
  • Imagen 2 is an update with improve features and could revolutionize AI

When Google released their Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, they released it with a camera feature that allowed users to alter the photos they take in a major way.

But what you may not be aware of is that some features on Magic Editor is based on a great image AI Google has  – Imagen.

What is Imagen?

Imagen is a text-to-image AI that Google released in 2022 to compete with the likes of Midjourney and OpenAI’s DALL-E.

Imagen 2 then, is the updated version of the limited release Imagen. Released on December 13, 2023, Imagen 2 is a leap ahead of its predecessor, boasting of several new additions and features.

The Imagen 2 has an improved image-caption understanding, which means that it can create high-quality images and also images that align closely to what the user put on the prompt.

Imagen 2 is also capable of producing extremely realistic images, which includes making hands look a bit more realistic. As you know, or perhaps don’t know, AI has a long-known historical battle with drawing hands.

If true, then this could be a major leap forward in AI by Google.

Imagen is also capable of inpainting and outpainting. Inpainting means that you can add new details to an existing image while outpainting means you can extend an image beyond its original borders.

Additionally, Google says that they have also trained Imagen on responsibility, meaning that the AI cannot be used to create offensive, violent or sexually explicit content. There are also guardrails in place to prevent the AI from generating problematic images of named individuals.

How Can you Access Imagen 2?

With all these new features, I’m sure you are excited to try it out. Well, first, you need to be aware that Imagen is aimed at developers and businesses and, thus, will be charged for use. However, you can sign up for a free Google Cloud account.

However, note that you are signing up for a free trial and thus, you will need to add credit card details for future billing.

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