Course: Creating Images

This module introduces AI applications in environmental photography enhancement and image creation. Participants will engage in a workshop on AI tools for image generation, tailored to environmental contexts.

Good morning, and welcome to Module 6 of the Humanity AI course for environmental educators. I'm Lee Mallon, your guide on this journey through artificial intelligence. In this module, our focus shifts to the visual as we explore the power of AI to generate images.

The Future of Imagery

The landscape of imagery is evolving, with AI-generated visuals becoming increasingly prevalent. In this module, we'll discuss the implications of this shift, particularly how it affects perceptions of reality and the authenticity of digital media, as well as the exciting potential for environmental advocacy.

Potential and Pitfalls

AI-generated imagery holds immense promise for creating compelling visuals, especially for those without traditional artistic skills. However, it also raises concerns about deep fakes and the need for ethical considerations in their creation and use.

Prompting for Visuals

The generation of AI images begins with prompting. By providing detailed descriptions, we can guide AI to produce specific images, such as a futuristic city powered by clean energy. We'll delve into strategies for creating prompts that yield the best results.

Demonstrating Image Generation

We'll walk through a demonstration of image generation using tools like DALL-E, showcasing how to create images of, say, London transformed by nature or submerged underwater in a future affected by climate change.

Fine-Tuning Prompts and Styles

Discover how to refine prompts to alter the style and composition of the generated images. You'll learn to adjust parameters to fit the intended audience or message, whether that's through a comic book aesthetic or a photorealistic landscape.

Mid-journey: A Deep Dive

We'll explore Mid-journey, an AI tool that focuses solely on image generation. Its collaborative and community-driven platform provides a wealth of examples and prompts that can serve as inspiration for your environmental education projects.

Collaborative Creativity

The module emphasises the importance of experimenting and playing with AI as a brainstorming tool, inspiring new ways to visualise concepts and ideas that can advance environmental education.

Conclusion and Look Ahead

As we conclude our exploration of image generation with AI, we prepare to step into the world of sound and speech in Module 7. The journey through AI’s capabilities continues to expand our toolkit for environmental storytelling.

Thank you for joining Module 6. I'm excited to see how you will leverage AI-generated imagery to inspire and educate on environmental matters. Have a great day!