SDXL 0.9

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SDXL 0.9 has "leaked". Torrent: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J-2KhUG7ZvcN6H_-BIoQgdhkShWRU2YZ/view?usp=sharing. HF diffusers already has the code for it: https://github.com/huggingface/diffusers/pull/3859. Official 1.0 release should follow this month.

For those who don't know, it's a text-to-image generator you can run on your own local computer. The most basic mode of operation is you giving it an image caption text, it generating matching images. Their blog post: https://stability-ai.squarespace.com/blog/sdxl-09-stable-diffusion

It trounces the old Stable Diffusion stuff in ability to generate correct-looking things, and unlike DeepFloydIF the release isn't botched (no pessimistic "minimum" VRAM requirements, emphasizing spooky shrinkwrap license with language about enabling others to bypass restrictions, or substituting a really inferior final upscaling stage instead of finishing training). It could unseat SD 1.5 as the default base model.

OTOH the samples I've seen so far are biased towards lame cinematic pablum. But I haven't tried it myself yet, so dunno the actual range of its aesthetics, and lots of people love that kind of stuff anyways.

SDXL is also significant in that it might be the last substantial/expensive-to-train locally-runnable image model to be released for a while - AFAIK there's nothing announced to be upcoming after this. Stability AI must be starting to run low on funds, and Runway and Sberbank were one-offs.
 
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Can you also post the hash here, just in case the google doc goes down?
 
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Stability AI must be starting to run low on funds, and Runway and Sberbank were one-offs.

Just imagine you are major business and you are funding some project. But only result you see is countless porn. Would you keep support? For some reasons I don't think so 😏
 
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Just imagine you are major business and you are funding some project. But only result you see is countless porn. Would you keep support? For some reasons I don't think so 😏
Hey, if you can monetise it...
 
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Hey, if you can monetise it...

In EU and murica, yea... but Sberbank is Russian bank, they will instantly lose major part of clients if "Sberbank funds porn" become public knowledge 😆
 
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Emad, the CEO of Stability AI, resigned. This is after a bunch of the technical people left last week. Stable Diffusion 3 was supposed to release next month, and from the demos it would have actually been a substantial improvement. Now it's unclear if that will actually happen...
 
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SD3 did get released today. They only released the smallest variant of the model for now, so there's still a little more to look forward to from SAI before their likely bankruptcy. The largest model has already been on sale via their API so it's known it's not really that much better.
 

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