Stability AI is the entity behind Stable Diffusion. Stability makes money from our AI products and from providing AI consulting services to businesses. Stability AI monetizes Stable Diffusion via DreamStudio’s APIs. While it also releases it open-source for anyone to download and use. Stability AI also makes money via enterprise services, where its core development team offers the chance to enterprise customers to service, scale, and customize Stable Diffusion or other large generative models to their needs.
How does the Stability AI ecosystem work?
Indeed, as announced by Amazon AWS and Stability AI in November 2022, Stability AI made AWS the “preferred cloud provider to build and scale its AI models for image, language, audio, video, and 3D content generation.”
By October of 2022, indeed, Stability AI would already be valued at around a billion dollars, as it announced a round of investments of $101 million led by Coatue and Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from O’Shaughnessy Ventures LLC.
As reported by TechCrunch, Stability AI has a cluster of more than 4,000 Nvidia A100 GPUs running in AWS, which it uses to train AI systems, including Stable Diffusion.
How Does Stability AI Make Money?
Stability AI makes money in three ways:
- Through its DreamStudio APIs.
- Enterprise Services.
As Stability AI highlights, DreamStudio – beta.dreamstudio.ai – allow Stability to monetize its open-source models.
This part of the business model is to offer computing resources and expertise to those who want to easily access Stable Diffusion (and the future generative models from Stability AI) easily, via an API platform.
According to Stability AI, DreamStudio has already been used by millions of users.
The APIs approach can be quite effective in monetizing the underlying generative model, like Stable Diffusion.
Second, this might require a much tighter partnership with Amazon AWS to sustain the computing power needed to provide the API service.
Consulting and Enterprise
Stability AI’s core development team offers its expertise and private supercomputing resources to service enterprise clients.
By helping them integrate AI, focusing on applications such as images, film, and VR.
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