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Peter Gabriel And StabilityAI Team Up For AI Animation Challenge

The top three winners will receive cash prizes along with tickets to Gabriel’s upcoming i/o tour

Open-source generative AI company Stability AI has partnered with music legend Peter Gabriel to debut the company’s DiffuseTogether Challenge.

The new Initiative combines the power of generative AI imaging with the talents and experience of an iconic Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer to deliver an AI animation challenge that’ll feature other popular musicians from different genres.

Stability AI’s DiffuseTogether Challenge is now underway via Discord and participants can submit one animated AI-generated video inspired by and set to a song by Peter Gabriel.

The submitted videos will also incorporate the company’s technology through Stable Diffusion, its open-source suite of imaging models, as well as applications like DreamStudio (photorealistic imaging), Stability for Blender (3D), and AnimAI (animation).

Emad Mostaque, Stability AI CEO commented, “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.”

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

“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.”

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

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