Aussie startup Leonardo.Ai leverages AWS to manage explosive growth

Devdiscourse News Desk | Sydney | Updated: 28-11-2023 10:24 IST | Created: 28-11-2023 10:24 IST
Aussie startup Leonardo.Ai leverages AWS to manage explosive growth
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Australia-based generative AI content production platform Leonardo.Ai creates 4.5 million new images daily on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The startup has generated more than 700 million images since its launch in December 2022

Leonardo.Ai tapped AWS to manage a rapid influx of users on its platform, which its previous cloud provider could not accommodate. The startup migrated its workloads to AWS in less than two weeks, and the resiliency, security, and scalability of AWS's global infrastructure allowed it to efficiently manage the continuous surge in user growth. 

Leonardo.Ai is using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Inf2 instances for low-cost and high-performance generative AI inference and for running several large language models (LLMs). Using Inf2 instances, the startup achieved a 60% reduction in inferencing costs while accelerating their language model inference speeds by up to 35%, according to Amazon's press release.

"The generative AI space is evolving quickly, and AWS is helping us shape this industry with its technical support, business development, and mentorship. Our rapid growth is only possible by scaling our workloads on AWS to meet rising user demand. In less than a year, our users have generated an astonishing 700 million images on our platform," said Peter Runham, co-founder and CTO, Leonardo.Ai.

Leonardo.Ai recently launched an iOS mobile application, allowing users to easily use the platform to modify the style and tone of uploaded images on a mobile device.

The startup also created an API to meet the expanding demand for AI-generated production-quality images, allowing companies to easily deploy its technology in their own software environments, integrate custom AI models, and perform advanced generative AI actions integrated into their own production suite.

"Australia is a nation that produces exceptional technology talent and we're excited to be a part of Leonardo.Ai's rapid growth. We look forward to supporting Leonardo.Ai on its mission to become a leader in the global generative AI content-creation industry, leveraging AWS's world-class infrastructure and technology," said Bratin Saha, vice president of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at AWS.

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