Ammaar Reshi, 28, has been fascinated by know-how since childhood. “I used to be at all times curious and my dad let me play together with his pc after I was 5,” he mentioned. He grew up in Pakistan earlier than his household moved to the UK, the place Reshi studied pc science in London. A job at Palantir Applied sciences took Reshi to Palo Alto, Calif., and since 2020 he is been working at fintech firm Brex, the place he is now head of design.
When a slew of generative AI instruments began hitting the market over the previous few months, Reshi began tinkering with them. Earlier this month, he got here up with the concept of making a e-book for his finest good friend's son, born this 12 months, utilizing AI. “I mentioned I used to be going to take a weekend to attempt to get this on the market,” he recalled.
First, Reshi used ChatGPT to create a narrative about Alice, a younger woman who needs to study extra concerning the world of know-how, and Sparkle, a cute robotic who helps her. “It gave me a narrative base,” Reshi mentioned. “It was okay. He had his points, after all. So I began tweaking him.
He requested ChatGPT to make Alice a bit extra curious and Sparkle extra self-aware. Reshi then used the AI app Midjourney to create the pictures he wished. “I simply began placing in prompts like ‘younger woman' and some descriptors: ‘blue eyes', ‘easy costume', ‘excited', ‘curious',” he mentioned. “It received outcomes. Now let me let you know, a few of these outcomes had been completely garbage. It will have turn out to be a horror e-book if I had put these first illustrations.
He spent hours tweaking the prompts given at Midjourney, estimating that he had discarded “lots of” of illustrations to be able to get the 13 that fill the 14-page e-book. “I nearly gave up as a result of I used to be like, I do not know if it is attainablehowever I simply pushed on the finish,” he mentioned.