DiffuseTogether AI video contest launches today

Stability AI Partners with Peter Gabriel to Launch Series of AI Animation Challenges titled #DiffuseTogether

*** UPDATE – lots of great submissions so far, but we have decided to extend the competition until 26 May at 7pm BST, with winners announced 4 June. There are also updated terms and more clarity on the prize itself at https://discord.com/invite/stablediffusion ***

Stability AI, the world’s leading open-source artificial intelligence company, together with Peter Gabriel, announces the debut of its Stability AI DiffuseTogether Challenge. This groundbreaking initiative is the first in a series of AI animation challenges that will feature other popular musicians from different genres.

The contest, which launches at 9am EST / 2pm BST today via Discord, invites participants to submit one animated AI-generated video inspired by and set to the music of Peter Gabriel. The videos will incorporate Stability AI’s technology through Stable Diffusion, its industry-leading open source suite of imaging models, as well applications like DreamStudio (photorealistic imaging), Stability for Blender (3D) and AnimAI (animation).

“These powerful, transformative AI tools are for the first time within reach of all of us. We have the chance to weave new realities together from the threads of our own imagination and creativity,” said Peter Gabriel. “I’ve built my world out of sound and I’m now asking the visual artist community to create its own uncharted audio-visual dreamscapes with a carpet of my music. With your creativity and experiences, along with the transmutational power of Stable Diffusion, we can generate all manner of extraordinary and curious new adventures. Let’s use the light of the full moon and get this vessel underway.”

Participants are able to select one of six songs chosen by Peter Gabriel for submission, including classics like Sledgehammer as well as several tracks from his upcoming album i/o.

The top three winners will receive cash prizes along with tickets to Peter Gabriel’s upcoming i/o tour. Entries will be judged by an All-Star panel of musicians that includes Peter Gabriel, and winners will be announced on May 5 live on Stability AI’s Twitch channel.

“We are thrilled to partner with Peter Gabriel on this groundbreaking competition that brings together AI and music,” said Emad Mostaque, Stability AI CEO. “The Stability AI DiffuseTogether Challenge is not only an opportunity to showcase the incredible power of open sourced AI, but it also encourages creativity and innovation within the visual artist community. We are proud to provide the tools and resources necessary to bring their visions to life. We are honored to work alongside Peter Gabriel, a true icon in the music industry, and cannot wait to see what participants will generate.”

For more information on the Stability AI #DiffuseTogether Animation Challenge and to submit entries, please visit the Stable Foundation Discord server at  https://discord.com/invite/stablediffusion