Introduction of a new chapter in the development of Stability AI
Stability AI (which is open-source development of the Stable Diffusion model) is introducing an open source version of the commercial DreamStudio editor for AI image generation. The company called the new release StableStudio and emphasized its importance in the development of the platform, as well as its commitment to promoting open source development.
Benefits of Open Source for Stability AI
Creating an open version of DreamStudio brings many benefits to Stability AI. Developers from the community get the opportunity to improve and experiment with the interface, and the company, in turn, can benefit from these improvements. The Stability AI press release notes the importance of building a community and supporting local development, as well as the opportunity to experiment with the new plugin system.
The open approach of Stability AI past and present
Stability AI has always been committed to open development in order to attract interest in its products. Various versions of Stable Diffusion have been freely available for download and modification since their public release in August 2022. Recently, the company has also introduced a suite of large language models (LLMs) under the generic name StableLM. Founder and CEO of Stability AI, Emad Mostak, has been vocal about the importance of providing open source AI tools to increase public trust.
Challenges and strategy of Stability AI
However, the company’s strategy sometimes seems not very directed, notes NIXsolutions. For example, StableStudio will be available alongside DreamStudio and possibly compete with it. Previously, the company planned to generate revenue from the creation of individual versions of DreamStudio for corporate clients, but how successful this strategy will be is not yet clear. Recent reports indicate that the company is spending significant resources and note that its key models, such as the Stable Diffusion, were created in collaboration with other companies.