EP 18: Emad Mostaque, founder of Stable Diffusion on AI ethics, religion, India's AI future and open source (Audio)
In this episode, Aarthi and Sriram talk to Emad Mostaque, the founder and CEO of Stability AI, the company behind Stable Diffusion AI (Artificial Intelligence). We covered everything from Emad's unique background, his religious beliefs as a Muslim, his son's autism diagnosis and how that shaped the building of Stable Diffusion, on LLMs (Large Language Models), how he thinks about AI ethics, how developing countries like India can leverage AI, and why he believes in open sourcing and democratizing access to AI technology. AI and it's role in everyday life, especially in art and creativity is all the rage right now, and there are many questions on the role of humans and the ethical questions that arise from leveraging Artificial Intelligence.
On Emad Mostaque
00:00 - Trailer
00:45 - Introducing Emad Mostaque, founder of Stability AI and Stable Diffusion
02:04 - Who is Emad?
05:50 - Dishoom and reward systems
08:00 - Using AI for autism and Aspergers research
14:20 - Origin of Stable Diffusion AI
21:00 - Evolution of Stability AI, research and funding
24:30 - How does Stable Diffusion work? Explaining LLMs and Google's Transformers paper.
30:00 - AI ethics
34:20 - Decision to open source Stable Diffusion
37:30 - Having few gatekeepers (vs open source) is bad business
41:40 - AI applications, prompt engineering
46:00 - Role of humans in AI
53:00 - Surprising prompts that Emad has seen
59:00 - What needs to be solved for next step level change
1:02:00 - Metaverse and AI
1:07:00 - What does interactive model mean
1:14:20 - Emad's favorite prompt