Google is set to introduce ImageFX, a cutting-edge AI-powered tool designed for image creation and editing. This tool, driven by Imagen 2, a GenAI image model developed by Google’s DeepMind team, stands out with its unique feature called “expressive chips.”
These are keyword suggestions that enable users to explore different dimensions of their creations and ideas through a prompt-based UI.
While similar tools exist in the AI landscape, Google emphasizes ImageFX’s focus on experimentation and creativity. Users can generate images with a simple text prompt and further modify them using expressive chips to add nuanced dimensions to their creations.
Addressing concerns about potential misuse, Google asserts that ImageFX incorporates technical safeguards to prevent inappropriate outputs, including violent, offensive, and sexually explicit content. The tool also includes a prompt-level filter for “named people,” likely public figures, with additional safety measures such as SynthID watermarks for identification.
Safely exploring ImageFX with Google
Google is reaffirming its commitment to responsible technology development with the launch of new features that emphasize safety and privacy in alignment with Google’s AI Principles. The latest offerings, ImageFX showcase Google’s dedication to addressing potential concerns related to generated content.
Significant investments have been made in ensuring the safety of training data for Imagen 2, the underlying technology for ImageFX, capable of producing highly realistic images.
Google has implemented technical guardrails to restrict the generation of problematic outputs, including violent, offensive, or sexually explicit content. Additionally, filters have been applied to minimize the risk of generating images featuring named individuals.
Moreover, all images generated using ImageFX include IPTC metadata, providing users with additional information when encountering AI-generated images. This transparency contributes to a better understanding of the origin and nature of the content.