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For custom styles, be specific. For instance, "Oil painting of water lilies with vibrant brushstrokes using a happy color palette" is better than "lily flowers". See below for example instructions and see here for example outputs.
To modify seed images, provide specific and realistic directions. Our AI is good, but not God. Guide our AI toward reasonable changes to the seed image with simple, concrete instructions.
Seed Image Examples:
for commercial use and shorter wait times.
Free images are licensed under CC BY-NC.
For legal purposes, we store cryptographic hashes of generated graphics -- but not the graphics themselves. This allows us to identify Hotpot creations.
Creation takes 20 seconds to 2 minutes depending on the settings. If traffic is high, it may take 3-6 hours.
For faster wait times, please. Paid users can skip the line. (Paid users subsidize free use.)
Waiting sucks. Sorry. We're working hard to fix this. Google/Azure employee? Contact us. We want to break up with AWS.
What do "Make Private" and "Make Results Different" do?
Free creations are viewable by the public in our AI Art Gallery. Public creations are anonymous.
Enable "Make Private" to keep creations out of the public gallery. This subsidizes free users. Paid creations are private by default.
By default, our AI tries to produce consistent results if you reuse descriptions. "Make Results Different" tells our AI to act unpredictably. If you reuse the same description, our AI will try to produce different images.
Can I sell graphics or use them for NFTs?
Yes, but first: one license per graphic.
Second, treat Hotpot as a digital helper who augments your workflow, someone who helps brainstorm and automate tedious work -- but not someone who eliminates the creative process. We cannot guarantee uniquess anymore than Photoshop can. It is possible for someone to produce something comparable with other AI or software, much like any logo or graphic can be reproduced.
Ultimately, it's your responsibility to make unique graphics and honor intellectual property laws. To make this easier, use our AI Art Remixer to uniquely style creations or use seed images.
Can I close the page?
Yes. First save the image URL. If you create an account, creations are saved to your account.
Paid users get more storage. Please buy credits to save all creations.
Can you guarantee unique creations?
No service can guarantee this, but our AI Art Remixer lets you uniquely style each creation. Using custom seed images also increase uniqueness.
Even if we prevent others from reusing your identical prompt, others may use similar prompts and produce similar results. If another graphic looks 90% the same, is yours truly unique? The safest way to treat Hotpot is like a digital helper who augments your workflow, someone who helps brainstorm and automate tedious work -- but not someone who eliminates the creative process.
What is creation time?
Creation time defines how long our AI spends creating your graphic. Typically, more time translates into more details and higher quality, but this depends on the style you're aiming for. Sometimes less polished, more abstract graphics are more desirable.
Can you promote my art or NFT?
We love promoting people with compelling stories and cool art who collaborated with Hotpot. Tag us, share details about your background, your work, and how Hotpot helped. We'll do our best to amplify your story on social media and with bloggers.
Is this art?
Art is not defined by means of production. This is why handcrafted paintings from 1st graders are rarely considered art while professional illustrations accelerated by Adobe Illustrator often are. In our founder's opinion, art is an opinion that stirs the soul while elevated art is an opinion that stirs the mind.
What matters is not the means, but the opinion.
Imagine you hired an art student and dicated every stroke, every color, detail of a painting. Make this angle sharper. Make that line thicker. Add some purple there. The student robotically executes the commands. Who is the artist: you or the art student?
AI cannot offer this level of precision today, but it can spark creativity and produce compelling concepts for further refinement, much as a junior employee might generate ideas for an experienced supervisor.
In short, perhaps raw output from AI may not qualify as art -- someone please consult the spirit of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart -- but there is no reason why the collaborative output between you and AI cannot.
Will AI replace humans?
If you believe this, please use Siri more often. :)
On a serious note, we see AI more as "augmented intelligence" than "artificial intelligence" -- technology that augments people rather than replaces them. Someday, researchers may invent general intelligence and displace humans, but that day is not today nor tomorow.
Until then, AI can empower individuals by sparking creativity and automating tasks. Those who dismiss machine learning overlook how much reptition and tedium characterize many human jobs and the creative process, including art and programming.
Analyze your daily activities at work. How many tasks are boring and mundane? If your company could hire a junior person to perform those duties, even 50% of them, and free you to focus on more meaningful tasks, would you want this? This is the potential for AI.
Even if general intelligence never materializes, AI offers the tantalizing prospect of automating many laborious tasks for knowledge workers in the same way machines automated laborious tasks for farm workers. These machines did not eliminate farmers, but rather augmented their abilities and unlocked historic levels of productivity and societal gains. Without farming technology, it would be impossible feed the 7 billion people alive today.
Frankly, this scenario of augmented intelligence is more feasible and arguably more appealing, for a world where AI operates in full independence of humans may spawn an era of unthinkable and uncontrollable risk.
I'm on a budget. Can you offer a discount?
Google/Microsoft employee or Nvidia shareholder?
Please reach out if you work at Google or Microsoft. We're ready to break up with AWS. Nvidia shareholders, please reach out or broker an introduction to Jensen. The company could unlock billions in shareholder value with one tiny change.
Our technology enhances research from the amazing OpenAI, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg Computer Vision group, bmtm, Benjamin Trom, and Jack Qiao.