Emad Mostaque — Stable Diffusion, Stability AI, and What’s Next

Emad Mostaque — Stable Diffusion, Stability AI, and What’s Next

Emad Mostaque is CEO and co-founder of Stability AI, a startup and network of decentralized developer communities building open AI tools. Stability AI is the company behind Stable Diffusion, the well-known, open source, text-to-image generation model.

Emad shares the story and mission behind Stability AI (unlocking humanity’s potential with open AI technology), and explains how Stability’s role as a community catalyst and compute provider might evolve as the company grows. Then, Emad and Lukas discuss what the future might hold in store: big models vs “optimal” models, better datasets, and more decentralization.

🎶 Special note: This week’s theme music was composed by Weights & Biases’ own Justin Tenuto with help from Harmonai’s Dance Diffusion.

Show notes (transcript and links): http://wandb.me/gd-emad-mostaque

⏳ Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

00:42 How AI fits into the safety/security industry

09:33 Event matching and object detection

14:47 Running models on the right hardware

17:46 Scaling model evaluation

23:58 Monitoring and evaluation challenges

26:30 Identifying and sorting issues

30:27 Bridging vision and language domains

39:25 Challenges and promises of natural language technology

41:35 Production environment

43:15 Using synthetic data

49:59 Working with startups

53:55 Multi-task learning, meta-learning, and user experience

56:44 Optimization and testing across multiple platforms

59:36 Outro

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💬 Host: Lukas Biewald

📹 Producers: Riley Fields, Angelica Pan, Lavanya Shukla, Anish Shah

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