While most of the popular AI tools are available online, they come with certain limitations for users. These limitations include privacy concerns, as all content submitted to online platforms is visible to the platform owners, which may not be desirable for some use cases. Additionally, these platforms may go offline when you need to use them or may be unavailable in certain countries due to geopolitical restrictions.
A rising solution to these problems is setting up your own local generative AI tools. In this section, we will outline some tools that enable offline image and text generation and provide links to their quickstart guides.
For local image generation, Stable Diffusion is currently the most viable option. There are several popular tools that provide access to Stable Diffusion:
In addition to using these tools directly, you can also utilize them via Docker using this repository: https://github.com/AbdBarho/stable-diffusion-webui-docker.
Text Generation is still improving and may not be as stable and coherent as the platform alternatives. However, it can be a good alternative for certain use cases. Here are a few options for running your own local ChatGPT:
Utku Ege Tuluk
Senior Associate of Emerging Technologies