What Happens When You Ask AI to Make the Perfect Motorcycle?
“Bikes I Like” YouTuber Uses Artificial Intelligence to Dream Up Big Brand Bikes
"Bikes I Like" YouTube Paul next to a motorcycle generated with inspiration from H.R. Giger. Media sourced from Youtube and Midjourney.
A Youtuber has asked an AI program to create a series of bikes, and the results are fascinating.
Before we get into the look of these two-wheeled figments of digital imagination, we first must ask:
AI – or “Artificial Intelligence” is a term used to describe programs surfacing that take over tasks typically considered only doable by humans (Oxford Learning says this includes things like “visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages”).
“Apparently, AI only likes naked bikes. It didn’t [initially] offer up one single-faired motorcycle,” muses Paul.
Paul asked Midjourney to design the perfect motorcycle, and here’s what Paul got:
“Notice that AI sort of knows how motorcycles are supposed to look but doesn’t quite understand how each component is properly connected; look closely at the exhaust systems, suspension, etc.,” adds Paul.
Note Midjourney’s A-OK capture of a generic Indian machine (for visuals, anyways – you’re going to have to ignore the slinky fin situation, per Paul’s findings):
Asking Midjourney’s AI to make “the perfect Harley-Davidson motorcycle designed by H.R. Giger”
This request, in particular, rendered some pretty crazy results. Giger’s “biomechanical” style worked really well with Paul’s Harley bike concepts, churning out something that leans just left of steampunk:
Of course, Paul’s next words might as well be prophetic in nature:
“You know, I do wonder if motorcycle manufacturers will tap into this resource, to get new ideas for upcoming models…that is, if they aren’t doing that already. What a valuable resource!”
Be sure to head over to Youtube and support Paul’s content; while you’re there, we might as well ask: Do you think AI is going to affect designs for future motorcycles?