San Francisco-based startup Galileo AI is making waves in the design world with the launch of its public beta, offering a prompt-to-UI AI design tool. Alongside this milestone, the company has secured $4.4 million in seed funding, led by venture capital firm Khosla Ventures.
The journey of Galileo AI began with a fundamental belief in the symbiotic relationship between AI and design, with the goal of going beyond basic automation to enhance the creative process itself. With a focus on training specialized models aligned with UI design standards, Galileo AI has been able to develop a unique UI design dataset, resulting in superior quality UI generation.
Behind Galileo AI's innovative platform are co-founders Arnaud Benard and Helen Zhou, who led the development of specialized natural language models trained specifically for UI design tasks. Benard, with experience as an AI researcher at Google and Faire, contributed expertise in advanced language model training, while Zhou, drawing from her background in product design at Facebook and Cruise, focused on incorporating essential design principles into the AI's capabilities.
The public beta of Galileo AI operates similarly to ChatGPT for interface design. Users can input prompts such as "a fun, friendly app design for dog walkers" or "a dashboard UI for an e-commerce site" and receive multiple visual layout options, complete with appropriate UI elements, images, and product copy, in under a minute.
One of the key features of Galileo AI is its ability to generate multiple variants for the same design prompt, allowing users to select their preferred version and make further iterations and changes to achieve their final design. This iterative approach significantly speeds up the design process, with users reporting that tasks that would have taken days to complete without Galileo AI can now be accomplished in under an hour.
With $4.4 million in seed funding led by Khosla Ventures, Galileo AI is poised to tackle greater AI challenges and continue advancing the field of AI and design research. The platform's launch represents a significant milestone in the intersection of AI and design, offering a powerful tool for designers and builders to unleash their creativity and innovation.
Following a successful private beta launch last October, Galileo AI has continued to enhance its platform based on user feedback, introducing features such as generating designs from wireframe images and enabling the production of multiple design variants from a single text prompt.