The Age of Creative AI ?Prof. Greg Ver Steeg, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UCR
Generative models have made significant advances in recent years, sparking an explosion of new applications with far-reaching societal implications. I will discuss the mathematical intuition behind diffusion models, the core technology behind recent art generation tools like DALL-E-2, Imagen, Stable Diffusion, Dreambooth, Lensa, and others. These applications introduce new technical challenges both for computational scalability and for controlling outputs to align results with users’ goals and ethical constraints. I will conclude by discussing an information-theoretic formulation of diffusion models that can be used to address these problems.