About Stable Diffusion
Latent diffusion models (LDMs) are a type of image generation technique that work by iteratively "de-noising" data in a latent representation space, and then decoding the representation into a full image. This is in contrast to other popular image synthesis methods such as generative adversarial networks (GANs) and the auto-regressive technique used by DALL-E. The Stable Diffusion model is created by a collaboration between engineers and researchers from CompVis, Stability AI, and LAION and released under a Creative ML OpenRAIL-M license, wich means that it can be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes. The release of this file is the culmination of many hours of collective effort to compress the visual information of humanity into a few gigabytes. Furthermore, the model also supports image-to-image style transfer, as well as upscaling and generating an images from a simple sketch. Included is also an AI-based Safty Classifier, which understands concepts and other factors in generations to remove outputs that may not be desired by the model user.