Emad Mostaque

Emad Mostaque

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Emad Mostaque is the Founder and CEO of Stability AI, the world's leading open-source generative artificial intelligence company, and the entity behind Stable Diffusion. Mostaque has become a renowned creator and commentator in the world of artificial intelligence. He quickly became a polarizing figure within the AI community, focused on building the foundation to activate humanity’s potential through AI. Prior to founding Stability AI, he launched Symmitree in 2019, a startup that aimed to reduce the cost of technology for people in poverty. Earlier in his career, he spent over a decade of experience managing a range of global, emerging, and frontier market portfolios and sitting on tactical asset allocation and risk committees. He served as an analyst at various hedge funds before shifting gears to more public-facing works, and led multiple technology initiatives with multilaterals and governments. 

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  • Stability AI is one of the most visible standard-bearers of software that creates original images from simple text descriptions.

  • The platform implements given text commands into images and other forms of media using collective intelligence and augmented technology.

  • Stability AI is the company behind Stable Diffusion, a powerful, free and open-source text-to-image generator.

  • Stable Diffusion uses generative AI to create images based on user prompts.

  • Stable Diffusion has been controversial, as such tools have been used to create AI-generated deep fakes of world leaders and events.