First Blush: ChatGPT Plus with DALL-E 3

Where I failed, one of you will succeed.

The Infinity Gauntlet was unlocked Friday night, October 13th, 2023 (Friday the Thirteenth), when the last of the anticipated new beta modes rolled-out to my ChatGPT Plus account when DALL-E 3 access was enabled. In other words, ChatGPT Plus can create images now. ChatGPT Plus users will know you can try this when you see this beta mode enabled:

These are some of my first attempts in the first hours of access to get ChatGPT Plus with DALL-E 3 to create a family tree or something interesting given a bit of an Ahnentafel list.

All were failures in the sense that I had trouble getting DALL-E 3 to render much text correctly. Which makes this a good time to repeat Prof. Mollock’s point: just because one user fails to get ChatGPT to do something, doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Individually, our failed prompts may be revealing our limits at prompt engineering, not the AI’s capability. Today.

So I share these failures because I’m pretty sure one of you will crack this.

Thelma Francis Houck (1921-2017) was my maternal grandmother, my Grandma Lawrence; these experiments were with her in mind, trying to make something nice in honor of her memory.

Do something artful with this bit of an Ahnentafel list:

1. Thelma F. Houck (1921-2017)
2. Joseph C. Houck (1888-1983)
3. Pearl E. Houck (1891-1992)
4. James S. Houck (1858-1927)
5. Minerva E. Fox (1862-1957)
6. Thomas M. Houck (1859-1924)
7. Delia T. Parker (1866-1936)

And because some of these “failures” were still pretty cool.

Some interesting failures. I can’t wait to see what you create with this.

By the way, this is what ChatGPT imagines your office looks like:

PROMPT: Show me some images of a genealogist's dream office/library/archive.