Stability AI, a leading player in the field of artificial intelligence, has made a significant announcement with the release of StableStudio, the open-source version of their popular text-to-image consumer application, DreamStudio. This development represents a new era for Stability AI's imaging pipeline, showcasing their commitment to advancing open-source development within the AI ecosystem.
DreamStudio, Stability AI's primary interface for their new models and features, has undergone constant enhancements, most notably with the integration of SDXL, their latest image generation model. Originally conceived as a platform to democratize generative AI capabilities, DreamStudio has seen millions of images created by its users.
In an effort to further expand the reach of this impressive tool, Stability AI has made the decision to embrace open, community-driven development rather than pursuing a closed-source product. This move has culminated in the launch of StableStudio, which serves as a new home for open-source collaboration.
Stability AI's vision is to collaborate with the wider community to create a world-class user interface for generative AI, offering users complete control. While DreamStudio will continue to be Stability's hosted implementation of StableStudio, the aim is to foster a project that surpasses what can be achieved by a single company alone.
With its origins as an animation studio for Disco Diffusion, DreamStudio has transitioned its focus to image generation, aligning with the introduction of Stable Diffusion in the summer of 2022. Despite this shift, Stability AI remains dedicated to creating an exceptional multi-modal experience for generative AI. As part of this commitment, they have plans to release an upcoming chat interface within the StableStudio project.
Stability AI is eager to involve the community in shaping the future of StableStudio. They have worked hard to ensure the project is extensible for external developers, enabling local-first development and experimenting with a new plugin system. As part of their efforts, they will be moving active development into the public repository and initiating bounties for improvements and new features. They are particularly excited to support local inference through WebGPU and stable-diffusion-webui, desktop installation, and ControlNet tools. They also invite the community to share their ideas and suggestions for the project.
By releasing StableStudio as an open-source project, Stability AI reaffirms their commitment to open-source principles and transparency. They eagerly anticipate the innovative contributions the community will bring. If you're interested in getting involved, be sure to check out the README and join Stability AI on this exciting journey to empower the generative AI community.
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