Generative AI - Silicon Valley’s new craze

AI apps that turn text prompts into images are gaining in popularity and investor interest

A community-created artwork from the Stability AI Discord community. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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In Silicon Valley, crypto and the metaverse are out. Generative AI is in.

That much became clear recently at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where Stability AI, the start-up behind the popular Stable Diffusion image-generating algorithm, gave a party that felt a lot like a return to pre-pandemic exuberance.

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