The LOA2024 Generative AI contest was inspired by a Munitions Officer (Ryan VanArtsdalen), a Logistics Readiness Officer (Abbi Johnson), and an Aircraft Maintenance Officer (Scott Fike) as a creative and fun way to immerse our community into the world of GenAI and its applications for the LOGNATION. Our goal is for chapters and individuals to find enjoyment in the creative process of learning about using GenAI tools and to seek an understanding of its military applications in Acquisitions, Logistics, Maintenance, and Munitions. This year’s GenAI contest is made possible by a generous donation from Astrion to the LOA Scholarship Fund.
The only question is … who will take on the Yeti and 3rd Muns and claim the bragging rights?
Each LOA Chapter is encouraged to submit a Generative (Gen)-AI poster design that may depict one of several themes: Chapter logo, Chapter location, Unit mission, Contested Logistics, Persistent Mission Generation, Integrated Deterrence, etc.
Winners of the LOA2024 Gen-AI contest will have a monetary donation made to the LOA Scholarship fund in your Chapter’s Name by the Sponsor. “On Behalf of your Chapter.” The chapter nor individual will receive any monetary rewards. But if you win, you will only get bragging rights.
To enter, send your submission via email
Submission deadline: NLT COB (east-coast time) of 8 Mar 2024; early submissions encouraged
Send to JD Duvall at email@example.com and Scott Fike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line of your email should read “LOA2024 Gen-AI Chapter Design Contest”
Your “Submission” must contain all of the following, in any order:
Your name, the name of your Chapter, your Base
The prompt that you used with the AI to create the image. E.g., “Draw a Yeti in the Alaskan frontier with an USAF F-22 flying overhead”
A brief description of the meaning / purpose behind your theme
Identify which AI system you used.
Only 1 entry per Chapter. The contest is open to all LOA Chapters
The image must be generated by an AI, not by an individual.
Select members of the LOA Board of Advisors will serve as the judging committee.
Winners and their Gen-AI designs (shown on main screen) will be recognized during the LOA2024 Awards ceremony
You may use any of these widely recognized AI systems for this design contest or others that you are familar with. LOA does not endorse any of these products.
Bing Creatorhttps://bing.com/create This is Microsoft’s AI, which requires use of the Edge browser. Bing Creator is completely free and easy to use but has fewer options than some of the more advanced systems. For example, currently it has no option to create “wide” images, just square images.
DreamStudiohttps://dreamstudio.ai/ or any Stable Diffusion app on your tablet or phone. DreamStudio is from a company called Stability.AI, the company behind the open source Stable Diffusion software. DreamStudio is the name of their web app for Stable Diffusion. There are also many downloadable apps for phones and tables that are based on Stable Diffusion.
Midjourney (via Discord; the first 25 prompts are free, but sometimes unavailable if user demand is high) The Midjourney software doesn’t use a website. Instead, it’s implemented as a “bot” within the Discord app. If you need help learning how to use Discord, any gamers in your family will probably be able to help. Discord (and hence Midjourney) is very cross-platform: there are clients for desktop, web, Android, and iOS. The examples generated above were made using Midjourney. You can learn more at https://www.midjourney.com/
DALL-E 2https://labs.openai.com/ (requires purchase of “credits”) or ChatGPT 4 with DALL-E 3 https://chat.openai.com/ DALL-E is the image-generating AI made by the same company that makes ChatGPT. So, if you already have a ChatGPT account, your same loginID will work for DALL-E.
About the Sponsor:
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