I was curious to see how Craiyon handles the challenge of picturing Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy. It requires a lot of imagination to turn a philosophical quote into picture, especially when it is done by an AI!
I started with the entire quote “To be or not to be: that is the question”. Craiyon seems to have taken the word “question” literally and generated some question marks (see the left panel). I then removed the latter part of the sentence, keeping only the most abstract section of the quote. The returned pictures are far more interesting. Some reflect deep thinking, while others consist of highly abstract shapes that seek to capture the essense of the dilemma. The protagonist is a human-like figure but not necessarily a person.
I find it encouraging that this tool builds upon human imagination but is also able to extend human imagination. In this sense, AI as algorithms can help promote art and creativity!