How can we make sure that everyone has access to AI? Can small models outperform large models? With Stability AI’s Emad Mostaque
AI-generated images have been everywhere over the past year, but one company has fueled an explosive developer ecosystem around large image models: Stability AI. Stability builds open AI tools with a mission to improve humanity. Stability AI is most known for Stable Diffusion, the AI model where a user puts in a natural language prompt and the AI generates images. But they're also engaged in progressing models in natural language, voice, video, and biology.
This week on the podcast, Emad Mostaque joins Sarah Guo and Elad Gil to talk about how this barely one-year-old, London-based company has changed the AI landscape, scaling laws, progress in different modalities, frameworks for AI safety and why the future of AI is open.
[2:00 ] - Emad’s background as one of the largest investors in video games and artificial intelligence
[7:24 ] - Open-source efforts in AI
[13:09 ] - Stability.AI as the only independent multimodal AI company in the world
[15:28 ] - Computational biology, medical information and medical models
[23:29 ] - Pace of Adoption
[26:31 ] - AGI versus intelligence augmentation
[31:38 ] - Stability.AI’s business model
[37:44 ] - AI Safety