AI Jest Daily

Welcome to AI Jest Daily.

What is AI Jest Daily?

It’s a site with daily cartoons, illustrated and captioned entirely by AI.

How does that work?

AI Jest Daily has gone through two eras so far:

Pre-October 2023 era

Cartoons made up to October 3 followed a three-step process.

  1. I generated an image in Midjourney using a “[scene], New Yorker cartoon” prompt.

  2. I fed the resulting image into Bing Chat (later ChatGPT Plus) and asked the image recognition to review and describe it.

  3. I asked ChatGPT (GPT-4 model) for funny captions based on the description.

That’s it!

From then on, it was about picking the most successful captions.

Post-October 2023 era

From October 4, after DALL-E 3 preview was released in the Bing Image Creator, I switched up the process, so it looked like this:

  1. Generate ideas for a one-panel cartoon using ChatGPT (GPT-4 model).

  2. Ask DALL-E 3 to create these cartoons directly

That’s it!

DALL-E 3 is exceptionally good at one-panel cartoons, so this switch was a no-brainer.

Why AI Jest Daily?

Because I thought it’d be a fun experiment.

Large language models aren’t exactly known for their humor, but they do occasionally get somewhat close to comedy.

The daily captions are bound to be hit-and-miss. Some will be funny; some will suck.

I let AI take the wheel, resisting the urge to insert my own caption and cartoon ideas.

So join the madness to see whether AI is capable of entertaining us on a daily basis.

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Daily cartoons. Illustrated and captioned by AI.


Daniel Nest

Writing about generative AI for beginners. Experimenting with text-to-image tools (Midjourney, DALL-E 3, etc.), chatbots (ChatGPT, Bard, etc.) and more.