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This past weekend, I downloaded and installed the stable diffusion dataset and code on my M1 Mac using this guide from Replicate. I’ve been playing around with the txt2img script to generate images from natural language prompts.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Keep in mind that these images were generated by the AI using a dataset consisting of around 2.3 billion images from around the web that were used to train the model. The images it creates are unique images that didn’t exist before I typed the prompt.
This is truly amazing when you consider it. Imagine the applications of this technology as it continues to improve. Rather than searching for the perfect image for your website or blog in a stock image library, you could tell the AI exactly what you want and it could generate a new image for you based on your brand guidelines and website’s color scheme.
As with most new technologies, there’s also plenty of room for abuse. Still, I’m excited to see the new opportunities that emerge from AI as it continues to develop at such a rapid pace.
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