With the rise in popularity of AI technologies like ChatGPT and DALL-E, generating content that mimics human capabilities is no longer a distant dream. AI has made significant progress in question answering, code completion, and content generation based on textual descriptions and images. One of the most well-known AI models, ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, is widely used and based on the transformer architecture of GPT 3.5. However, the latest version, GPT 4, is multimodal and allows ChatGPT to process both textual and visual inputs.
Thanks to advancements in diffusion models, generative AI content has improved in quality. Platforms like DALLE, Stability AI, Runway, and Midjourney have gained popularity for their ability to generate high-quality images based on natural language prompts. Despite these advancements, vision-language models still struggle with understanding generative visuals. Synthetic images exhibit greater content and style variability compared to real data, making it challenging for models to interpret them accurately.
To address these challenges, a team of researchers has introduced JourneyDB, a large-scale dataset specifically curated to enhance multimodal visual understanding of generative images. This dataset consists of 4 million unique, high-quality generated photos created using various text prompts. It focuses on both content and style interpretation, providing a comprehensive resource for training and evaluating models’ ability to comprehend generative images.
The dataset includes four tasks for evaluation:
1. Prompt inversion: This task involves identifying the text prompts used to generate an image, testing the model’s understanding of the generated image’s content and style.
2. Style retrieval: In this task, the model is required to identify and retrieve similar generative images based on their stylistic attributes. This evaluates the model’s proficiency in discerning stylistic nuances within generative images.
3. Image captioning: The model is tasked with generating descriptive captions that accurately represent the content of the generative image. This evaluates the model’s ability to comprehend and express the visual elements of the generated content effectively in natural language.
4. Visual Question Answering: In this task, the model must provide accurate answers to questions related to the generative image. The model’s responses should demonstrate a clear understanding of the visual and style content.
The team collected 4,692,751 image-text prompt pairs and divided them into three sets: training, validation, and test. Through extensive experiments using the benchmark dataset, the team found that current state-of-the-art multimodal models perform less effectively on generative images compared to real datasets. However, by making adjustments to the proposed dataset, the models’ performance can be significantly improved.
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