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Musavir.ai - The rising star from Dubai?

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CogniWerk Editor

Date: 01.12.2023

Musavir.ai is an image generation tool designed to serve a diverse international audience, including artists, designers, and tech enthusiasts. The platform claims to uniquely adapting to various cultural aesthetics, minimizing the risk of cultural misrepresentation in its generated images. With a user-friendly interface, it allows both professionals and beginners to focus on their creative vision rather than complex controls. Additionally, Musavir.ai offers high-resolution 4K image output, making it a reliable choice for projects requiring exceptional visual quality.

Musavir.ai made its public debut at the Dubai Generative AI Assembly, positioning itself as a specialized tool in the sphere of image generation. Designed with a diverse international audience in mind, the platform caters to artists, designers, tech enthusiasts, and professionals in related fields. At its core, Musavir.ai aims to simplify the creative process, empowering users to bring their artistic visions to life with a high degree of authenticity and ease. The name "Musavir" is derived from the Arabic word for "painter, artist, or photographer," encapsulating the tool's focus on visual artistry.

One of the defining features of Musavir.ai is its commitment to cultural sensitivity. The tool is engineered to adapt to various cultural contexts, tailoring its output to align with the aesthetic preferences and visual elements that resonate with different communities. This focus on localization not only makes the tool adaptable but also minimizes the risk of unintentional cultural misrepresentations in the images it generates.

User experience is another area where Musavir.ai distinguishes itself. The platform features an intuitive, no-frills interface, devoid of complicated settings that could impede the creative process. This approachable design ensures that both seasoned professionals and those new to the field can engage with the tool without facing a steep learning curve. The emphasis is clearly on enabling users to concentrate on their artistic vision, rather than navigating complex controls.

Musavir Interface

In terms of technical specifications, Musavir.ai offers 4K resolution for its image output, providing an elevated level of visual clarity, sharpness, and detail. This capability makes the tool particularly well-suited for projects that demand high-resolution graphics, whether for digital art, printing, or website design. Coupled with its ethical alignment and focus on making creative technology accessible to a broader audience, Musavir.ai stands as a serious contender in the digital art landscape.

Testing the tool

To evaluate image quality, I compared state-of-the-art image generators available to the public, such as Stable Diffusion XL, Midjourney, and Dall-E 3. These image generators als have different architectures and training data thus it is a good basis for objective testing. Below you can see the plattforms prompted with "A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy robot".

Musavir

Musavir.ai

Sdxl

Stable Diffusion XL

Midjourney

Midjourney

Dalle

Dall-E 3

For the cross generator testing I used six test prompts for the comparison. 

The first prompt is:

A building in the woods made of pink cotton candy, magical, wispy, strange, fantasy, whimsical, mist

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Musavir has its unique style, but its overall visual language is similar to SDXL and Midjourney. Similar to SDXL, it tends to colorize the entire picture instead of just the house.

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The second prompt is:

Traditional Japanese home interior filled with hundreds of fluffy pastel balls about 2 feet high, walls, and ceilings. The door is open and outside you can see a lush garden.

Balls

This prompt resulted in different interpretations. Musavir's interpretation was unique, with muted colors and no added balls to the walls, while SDXL, Dall-E 3, and Midjourney included the balls. Musavir didn't grasp the concept of "filled with hundreds."

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Prompt number three goes as follows:

A teddy bear sitting down, it is a s tall as a building, the bear blocks a busy, high detailed urban street. Sunrise with mist and fog. The teddy bears eyes feel alive. There is incredible detail in the bear’s fur.

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The textual understanding of the prompt lacks the detail of a "tall" bear, but the overall quality of this picture is comparable to SDXL.

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The fourth prompt is:

Face of the universe made out of pink dust particles, sleeping portrait. Flowing blue cosmic winds, pink nebula, cosmic, mystery.

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This prompt shares similarities with SDXL in its overall composition. While Dall-E 3 has a more neutral understanding of a face and a sleeping portrait, Musavir appears to exhibit a bias towards beautiful Caucasian women, similar to diffusion models like SDXL or Midjourney. While it accurately represents dust particles, the face itself resembles a human portrait with dust particles on the skin, rather than being composed entirely of dust particles.

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The fifth prompt for testing is: 

One hot pink plastic saguaro cactus with large arms that stick out, surrounded by sand, in landscape at dawn. Ultra wide angle. Saguaro cactus shape.

Cactus

The quality is generally good, but there are some inconsistencies with this prompt. It shows a limited understanding of concepts contrary to Midjourney, Dall-E 3, or SDXL. It accurately identifies the color of the cactus in only 25% of the test batch.

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To test abstract understanding the last test prompt is:

Aerial shot of a field of colorful flowers in the shape of a wifi symbol, graphic, strong colors, sun rays, photorealistic, heavy shadows, desaturated

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Dall-E 3 is the only model that correctly interprets this prompt. However, there are striking similarities between SDXL and Musavir. Not only is the shadow direction similar, but there are also significant similarities in how they interpret the Wi-Fi symbol, colors, and depiction of flowers.

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Summary

Musavir.ai offers a user-friendly interface, combining easy upscaling similar to Midjourney with Style Buttons akin to Adobe Firefly. However, it lacks deeper controllability like the negative prompt or inpainting functionality. Creative control is similar to Dall-E or Fooocus. While not transparent about Stable Diffusion, hinted upgrades like ControlGen suggest a possible ControlNet in the backend. My cross-testing also indicates artifacts from the Stable Diffusion latent space, likely from a finetuned SDXL model. Musavir.ai is exciting but needs usability testing against competitors like Leonardo.ai, TensorArt, or Playground.ai.

Although Musavir.ai is marketed for cultural themes, feedback suggests it lacks in this domain, with a western bias. It's an interesting tool with an outstanding image quality, suitable for casual users due to its user-friendly interface and high-quality output in 4K resolution. However, it may not meet the needs of creative technologists and professionals who require more control over the latent space.