Stability AI, developer of Stable Diffusion, raises 101 million dollars in a round of financing

Stability AI, the start-up responsible for the development of systems of image generation and open code music with artificial intelligence Dance Diffusion y Stable Diffusionhas announced the collection of 101 million dollars en una ronda de financing lederada por Coatue y Lightspeed Venture Partners, investment firms focused on technology, así como O’Shaughnessy Ventures LLC.

Empleará los fondos en la acceleración del desarrollo de modelos abierto de IA para imagen, idioma, audio, video y 3D

The company has assured that it will use the funds in the acceleration of the development of open models of artificial intelligence for image, language, audio, video, 3D and other applications, both for consumers and for companies worldwide. La financing alcanzada situate la valuation of the company in 1,000 million dollarsaccording to informa Bloombergand reflects the positive moment that IA is driving through the demand for the generation of content driven by IA.

Stability AI se define como”la única empresa independiente de intelligencia artificial multimodal“, y with lemma corporativa es “IA por las persona, por las persona“. Following this philosophy, those responsible defend that artificial intelligence promises to solve some of the major challenges of humanity, but that this will only be achieved if technology is abierta y accesible para todos.Stability AI returns to put power in the hands of developer communities and opens the door to new innovative applications“; ha señalado Emad Mostaque, Fundador y CEO de Stability AI, en un comunicado. “Una entidad independiente en este espacio que apoie a estas comunidades puede crear valor y cambio reales“.

Las firmas inversoras han puesto en valor la capacidad de Stability AI para democratize access to artificial intelligence. “En Coatue, we believe that open-source AI technologies have the power to unlock human creativity and achieve a better future“, ha comentado Sri Viswanath, Socio General de Coatue. A vision that also defends Gaurav Gupta, Socio de Lightspeed Venture Partners: “The open code model of the company, together with its collaboration with the communities of developers of IA, has allowed it to innovate rapidly and make the technology available for free for everyone”.“.

Stability AI is the company behind Stable Diffusion, a free, open-source, text-to-image generator system based on artificial intelligence. Según informa la compañía, desde su launch el pasado mes de Augusto, Stable Diffusion has been downloaded by over 200,000 developers en todo el mundo Tal y como recoge Bloombergwith API, DreamStudio, has more than 1.5 million users who have created more than 170 million images and Stable Diffusion has more than 10 million daily users.

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The start-up, with headquarters in London and San Francisco, was launched in 2020 by Emad Mostaque. Su modelo, along with OpenAI’s Dall-E 2 and Midjourney, is leading the trend of image generator solutions from text descriptions. No obstante, ha sido criticado por un envoque poco interventionionista en cuanto a la moderación del contenido. El código abierto de Stable Diffusion se ha utilizado, entre otras cosas, para crear contenido objetable como violencia gráfica o deepfakes pornographic y no consentidos de celebrities.

Jasper’s artificial intelligence

Por su parte, Jasperplataforma de inteligencia artificial que facilita la creación de contenido escrito y visual, ha anuncioado la obtenencia de 125 million dollars en una ronda de financing lederada por Insight Partners y que ha contado con otras firmas ledes, como Coatue, Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundation Capital, Founders Circle Capital o HubSpot Ventures. Among the investors’ names, Emad Mostaque, CEO of Stability AI, stands out. El movimiento situata ahora la Valuation of the company in 1,500 million dollars.

Tal y como ha señalado, Dave Rogenmoser, CEO de Jasper, a TechCrunchlos fondos se destinarán a desarrollar los productos, mejorar la experiencia del cliente y llevar la technology a más applications. Rogenmoser, with a background in Y Combinator – an investment firm in OpenAI – launched Jasper earlier this year with JP Morgan and Chris Hull.

Jasper has launched recently Jasper Art, an artificial intelligence system that converts text descriptions into images, and that allows users to adjust aspects such as medium (for example, “Canvas”, “Pastel”), artistic style (“Van Gogh”) and state of mind No obstante, al igual que el modelo de Stability AI, Jasper Art has also been criticized because, despite its content moderation system, it can contain biases that lead to generating images that reinforce negative stereotypes. It has also been criticized that clients lack the exclusive right to use generated images, demonstrating the challenges surrounding intellectual property that surround this type of solution.

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