Stable Diffusion 2.0 Release

Thursday 24th November, 2022 - Bruce Sterling


“Open source forever,” they say.


“The dynamic team of Robin Rombach (Stability AI) and Patrick Esser (Runway ML) from the CompVis Group at LMU Munich headed by Prof. Dr. Björn Ommer, led the original Stable Diffusion V1 release. They built on their prior work of the lab with Latent Diffusion Models and got critical support from LAION and Eleuther AI. You can read more about the original Stable Diffusion V1 release in our earlier blog post. Robin is now leading the effort with Katherine Crowson at Stability AI to create the next generation of media models with our broader team.

“Stable Diffusion 2.0 delivers a number of big improvements and features versus the original V1 release, so let’s dive in and take a look at them….”