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‘Stable Diffusion’ Tool Debuts To Bring Open-Source AI Art Creation To Everyone - Corporate B2B Sales & Digital Marketing Agency in Cardiff covering UK

As AI belts out one award-winning masterpiece after another, it looks set to upend the future of the art world. Now the sea change is charging forward faster than ever as one AI art generator democratizes the technology and puts it in the hands of the people.

Previously, systems such as OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 remained behind a wall of exclusivity, where creatives had to get onto a waiting list before being given access. Now, Stable Diffusion is opening the floodgates and inviting just about anyone to get creative with algorithms.

Stable Diffusion is a text-to-image generator that is now operating as an open-source platform under the Creative ML OpenRAIL-M license. People have already taken to the artwork creator to transform scenes from video games, movies, and their own prompts into beautiful digital 3D work. One project imagines hyperrealistic landscapes that do not exist.

Image created with Stable Diffusion

While other similar tools already exist—such as the ones from OpenAI, Google, and Meta—Stable Diffusion captured the attention of many due to its quality that places it in the leagues with DALL-E 2.

Creator Emad Mostaque believes that the benefits of it being free to use will in time outweigh the very obvious fears some might be held against it, and will eventually convince them that AI art is here to stay.

There’s no denying how such a tool could aid and inspire people to create. However, giving people uninhibited liberty on the internet has, historically, led to darker consequences. (Read: deepfakes)

Services like these commonly have safeguards in place, such as automatic NSFW filters and tags. For instance, violent, graphic, sexual, and photos of propaganda have been barred on DALL-E. In the case of Stable Diffusion, its terms indicate that use cases related to harmful intents and exploitations are prohibited, too. However, with the above said, the very nature of open source makes rules hard to enforce.

Image created with Stable Diffusion

Also, copyright concerns: Beyond the debate of who actually owns the rights to AI-generated artworks, the rapid advancement of deep learning could also introduce added risks of getting real-world creations counterfeited or forged with increasing ease.

A new AI image generator appears to be capable of making art that looks 100% human made. As an artist I am extremely concerned. pic.twitter.com/JUSW0x8Woa

— RJ Palmer (@arvalis) August 14, 2022

Worries aside, there are clear benefits to opening up platforms like these to all. Many people out there have the ideas & passion to create, but lack resources and know-hows to bring their imagination to life. Systems like Stable Diffision enable accessibility for the masses to creatively express themselves like never before, hence supercharging the evolution of the creative industry.

Image created with Stable Diffusion

AI-generated art shows great promise to propel the art world—or mess it up. Either way, the picture ahead will sure look interesting.



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