AI-powered Paint Cocreator strings spotted in the latest Paint update for Windows insiders

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Another day, another AI-powered tool was seemingly being worked on by Microsoft. This time, the latest update for the Paint app for Windows insiders includes strings for a new image generation feature called Paint Cocreator. 

Now live on Dev/Canary channels (version 11.2308.18.0), Cocreator is powered by DALL-E, an AI system that creates realistic images and art from a text description. This finding supports previous reports (via Windows Central) that Microsoft is developing AI features for Paint. 

Strings include: “describe what you’d like to create,” “try “a cat walking in a wood” or “a house made out of leaves,” and “looks like there are some words that could be blocked as per Microsoft’s Responsible AI guidelines.”

Apparently, you can also choose a style of art — just like on the AI-powered Bing Image Creator. Check out some of the strings here (big shout out to @PhantomOfEarth)

Though, you’ll need a sign-in to your Microsoft Account to join the waitlist and take this feature out for a spin.

It is also possible that we will get a first glimpse of what the Cocreator image generator tool will look like when Microsoft talks about the upcoming AI features in Windows 11 in its forthcoming September 21st event.  

In case you missed it, Paint now has layers, like Photoshop. You can add multiple images on top of each other and edit them without affecting the other layers. This is a great new feature, but insiders also complained that it could use up a lot of memory. Ouch.