Stability AI Hit by Major Departures as Key Stable Diffusion Researchers Exit Amid Company's Crisis

Key researchers behind the Stable Diffusion text-to-image model have left the struggling AI startup Stability AI. The departures of Robin Rombach, Andreas Blattmann, and Dominik Lorenz mark another setback for the company, which has faced financial challenges and executive turnover.

Stability’s success was tied to Stable Diffusion, but recent cash flow issues and copyright lawsuits have led to a decline in its fortunes. Amidst a mass exodus of executives and financial woes, including struggles to pay wages and payroll taxes, Stability is grappling with its future. Despite efforts to raise funds and divest assets, the company’s prospects remain uncertain.