If you haven’t seen the art created by image generator, DALL-E mini, prepare to be both amazed and horrified.

The viral AI (artificial intelligence) tool turns text into pictures, deciphering requests to the best of its ability, sometimes producing something genuinely appealing while others are more the stuff of nightmares.

How does DALL·E work?

DALL-E 2 uses a process called “diffusion” starting with random dots and gradually altering the pattern of the dots to build up a recognisable picture.

It can do this as the AI has learned the relationship between images and the text used to describe them. Clever stuff.

How to use DALL·E 2

The idea behind DALL·E 2 is to create original, realistic images and art from a text description so of course, it naturally follows people have started creating hilarious memes with it.

If you would like to do the same, here's how.

Using your computer or mobile phone you can access DALL·E mini via the Hugging Face website.

Then, all you need to do is type your request into the prompt box and click the 'Run' button.

The AI model will then generate nine images for you. click any image to enlarge it then right click if you'd like to save it.

If you don't like what you see, simply click on the Run button again to generate new images.