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Emad Mostaque has left his CEO role at Stability AI, the company behind Stable Diffusion, to shift his focus into decentralised AI.

He's also leaving the board.

Stepping in as interim co-CEOs are COO Shan Shan Wong and CTO Christian Laforte, while the company looks for a new CEO.

The board, led by Jim O’Shaughnessy, is confident in their leadership during this transition.

Mostaque’s move reflects a shift towards more open, decentralised AI, amidst a bustling period in the AI startup world.

Stability AI and Inflection AI both experienced key team departures, with Inflection’s talent, including its co-founder, joining Microsoft's AI team.

Stability AI, known for its text-to-image AI tool Stable Diffusion, recently introduced a new model and a paid membership to support its research.

Convenient timing?

Mostaque is leaving just as Stability is facing a legal challenge from Getty Images in the UK over the data used in training its AI, a case that could influence future AI regulation.

Losing this lawsuit could spell the end for the company, so Mostaque might be jumping before he is pushed.

Looks like the only thing stable about Stability AI is its name these days.

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Spotify in the UK is trying out something new: online courses.

They're adding video lessons from BBC Maestro, Skillshare, Thinkific, and PlayVirtuoso to their app.

This test is only happening in the UK for now, and it's not sure if it'll stick around.

The idea might seem a bit odd for Spotify, but they've noticed more users are interested in learning through the app.

Many Spotify Premium users are already checking out educational podcasts.

Spotify thinks it can use what it knows about users' listening habits to suggest courses they might like.

Imagine having a Spotify Degree

The Courses come in four areas: music, creativity, business, and health.

You can find them easily in the Spotify app, and they're trying to keep it simple by not making you download another app or switch between apps to use them.

Spotify's letting users try a couple of lessons for free, but you'll need to pay for full access to a course.

Buying a course is a bit tricky because of app store fees, so Spotify uses email links for Android and web purchases for iOS.

This trial hints at how Spotify could integrate learning into future subscriptions, potentially adding new features.

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