The Surprising Parallels Between Text-To-Image AI Models & Mobile Operating Systems
Why I think Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, and DALL-E can be loosely compared to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, respectively. See if you agree!
Good day, fellow co-inhabitants of this timeline in the multiverse!
First off, thank you for the overwhelmingly positive reception of my new Sunday segment, 10X AI. Judging by the poll votes and Substack engagement stats, it’s been a success. I’m motivated to continue digging up more newsy things every Sunday.
Today, I want to finally put into words something that’s been rattling around in my brain for months now. It grew from a curious observation into a pretty well-formed opinion.
That opinion is: There are strong parallels between the three main text-to-art models and smartphone operating systems.
Stable Diffusion (Stability AI)…is like Android (Google)
Midjourney (Midjourney, Inc)…is like iOS (Apple)
DALL-E (OpenAI)…is like Windows Phone (Microsoft)
Just for fun (and to have angry people screaming that I’m wrong in the comments), I wanted to discuss the similarities I see between the three AI models and their smartphone counterparts.
Who knows? It might even help you understand th…