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Published:
June 8, 2023
Updated:
June 22, 2023

Stability AI: Everything You Need To Know

Gouri Sasidharan

Stability AI: Everything You Need To Know

Published:
June 8, 2023
Updated:
June 22, 2023
Gouri Sasidharan

Highlights

In this digital age where visuals have become a powerful medium of communication, the demand for high-quality and captivating images is at an all-time high. 

With the introduction of Chat GPT and Dall-E 2, gone are the days when we depend on traditional creation methods. But, just when we think it can’t get any better, enter Stability AI.

Stability AI — known for the groundbreaking Stable Diffusion — is creating a buzz with its latest AI models that go beyond just creating high-resolution images. 

Let’s look at what more it has in store to offer us!

What is Stability AI?

Stability AI is a company that develops open-source generative AI models. Their flagship product, Stable Diffusion is very popular for its text-to-image model that can generate high-quality images from simple text prompts. 

With its plan to facilitate equal and fair access to generative AI, Stability AI believes that generative AI has the potential to transform many industries — from food and beverages to the education sector.

Stability AI is also developing and improving other generative AI models for imaging, text generation, music generation, 3D object creation, coding, and biotech.

Its open-source models are available for anyone to use, and the company provides documentation and tutorials to help you get started.

4 models of Stability AI

Apart from Stable Diffusion, Stability.AI has developed and is developing a number of other models that are gaining attention. Following are the models that are currently public on their website.

1. DeepFloyd IF

This is a text-to-image model that can generate images from text descriptions that are more complex than those that can be handled by Stable Diffusion. It is also able to generate images in a wide variety of styles, conceptual fusions, and textures.

A koala bear having a hotdog
Prompt: “A cuddly adorable koala participating in a hot dog eating contest in a mosaic style

And what makes DeepFloyd better? It can integrate accurate texts into the images that we want. A feature that other AI design tools have struggled to develop in the past. 

Check out the AI-generated Lyric video using the images created by DeepFloyd.

At present, it’s still being developed and only available for research purposes. We can expect its release for commercial use shortly.

2. Stable Diffusion

Want to generate images using images and shorter prompts? Stable Diffusion XL is here for you! It is an image generation model that can create realistic and creative images from text descriptions. 

Stable Diffusion is trained on a massive dataset of images and text descriptions, which allows it to generate high-quality images including face generation that are precise to the provided descriptions. You can choose to generate up to 10 variations of images through a single prompt.

A little girl holding flowers
Prompt: “A realistic photograph of a five-year-old girl in a pink dress holding sunflowers in the golden hour.”

What else can you do?

  • Modify images - There are options such as inpainting (to edit), outpainting (to expand), and image-to-image (to generate an image using another image) to improve your visuals.
  • Enhance images - Stable Diffusion offers various art styles like 3D model, comic book, anime, cinematic, and more to give a twist to your images.
Before and after enhancing of an image
Enhance your old image (left) using pixel art style (right)
  • Add negative prompts - It is a box you find below the actual prompt where you can add what you don’t need to see in the image. This way, you don’t have to regenerate your prompt and avoid what is unnecessary to your image refining your results.
  • Integration - Last but not least, Stable Diffusion integrates with software like Photoshop and Blender where you can generate your own images and animations respectively. 

Presently, you can access the features provided by Stable Diffusion in beta via DreamStudio. It will be available as an open source in the foreseeable future.

DreamStudio tools and functions

3. StableLM

StableLM is a language model that can generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way. Its algorithm is trained on a massive text and code dataset.

Code generator
Image source: Stability.ai,
Write codes using StableLM

StableLM suite is available on Stability.ai’s GitHub repository. The team is preparing to release the suite soon, making it transparent and accessible in the eye of the public.  

4. StableVicuna

It is an open-source chatbot trained by reinforced learning from human feedback (RLHF), the first of its kind on such a large scale. From doing basic math to creating a travel itinerary, StableVicuna can deliver over 90%* quality of OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Google Bard. Isn’t that amazing?

Here’s an example:

AI can generate a travel itinerary
Image source: LMSYS ORG

Artwork Flow’s take on Stability AI

At Artwork Flow, Stability AI was adopted to produce visuals based on prompts, serving marketing needs like digital advertisements, social media posts, and email campaigns. 

Testimonial

Summing up

In conclusion, Stability.ai is a powerful new tool that has great potential. What makes Stability AI stand out from its competitors is its models and the ability to generate high-resolution images avoiding common mistakes made by other AI tools. It is still under development, but it has already been used to create some impressive artwork.

Several industries can benefit greatly from it once it is completely accessible to the public; designers can use it to improve their work, students can learn digital art, filmmakers can create visual effects, and businesses can boost their marketing campaign materials.

As Stability AI's technology continues to improve, it is likely that we will see even more innovative and creative applications for this technology.

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