Microsoft and Adobe Unveil New AI Image Generators: Bing Image Creator and Firefly

Microsoft and Adobe Unveil New AI Image Generators: Bing Image Creator and Firefly

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In this article, we’ll explore how Microsoft and Adobe are incorporating generative AI into their productivity and search engine markets. 

Both companies have recently unveiled their new AI-based image generation technologies, namely Bing Image Creator and Firefly.

Key Takeaways:

  • Microsoft and Adobe have unveiled their new AI-based image generation technologies, namely Bing Image Creator and Firefly.
  • Bing Image Creator enhances the DALL-E AI model, while Firefly generates stylized text and images when prompted.
  • Microsoft and Adobe are addressing concerns regarding the ethics of generative AI by implementing guardrails to ensure the technology is not used for harmful purposes.
  • Adobe plans to compensate artists who contribute training data and is also working on a “Do Not Train” system to allow creators to opt-out of training AI models.
  • Both companies are taking a slow rollout approach to address concerns over the use of generative AI.

Microsoft’s Bing Image Creator

Recently, Microsoft introduced Bing Image Creator, an image generator that’s part of Bing’s AI chatbot. It uses the DALL-E AI model to improve image generation. 

Users can input a prompt into the chatbot to create images. 

Presently, Bing Image Creator can solely be accessed through the creative mode of Bing’s preview version. 

It will gradually roll out to balanced mode, precise mode, and Microsoft Edge. Once it’s available in Edge, users can access it through the Copilot sidebar.

Adobe’s Firefly

Adobe’s Firefly comprises multiple generative AI models that produce stylized images and text when given a prompt. 

Adobe intends to incorporate its AI image generators into various workflows, including Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, Experience Cloud, and Adobe Express. 

Initially, Adobe Express, Experience Manager, Photoshop, and Illustrator will receive these tools.

Responsibility Regarding Generative AI

Generative AI’s potential for creating harmful images and infringing on copyrighted materials has made the technology controversial. 

Microsoft and Adobe are attempting to assure users that they are not taking AI lightly and are addressing concerns regarding the ethics of generative AI.

To monitor how users are utilizing the Bing Image Creator, Microsoft is launching it in stages. 

They are also incorporating safety measures to ensure that the tool does not generate any inappropriate images. 

Additionally, to indicate that the images are AI-generated, watermarks will be embedded in them. 

Adobe, on the other hand, is taking steps to avoid copyright infringement and let creators opt-out of helping to teach AI models.

Compensation for Artists

Adobe intends to provide compensation to artists who contribute to the training data of their AI. 

To create their first AI, Adobe utilized Adobe stock photos, material in the public domain, and openly licensed work. 

When Firefly comes out of beta, Adobe will reveal its compensation strategy for contributors who provide stock photos for the AI

Moreover, Adobe will avoid utilizing the content of its present Cloud subscribers to fuel its machine-learning models. 

Over time, the corporation aims to persuade its users to assist in training its AI, but it will allow them to mark their work with a “Do Not Train” tag. 

The creation will bear the anti-training tag wherever it is saved, posted, or employed.

Conclusion

The use of generative AI has raised concerns regarding the ethics of creating harmful images and infringing on copyrighted materials. 

However, Microsoft and Adobe are attempting to address these concerns by implementing guardrails, compensation strategies, and “Do Not Train” systems to ensure responsible use of the technology. 

By taking a slow rollout approach, they hope to address these concerns while introducing new and innovative AI-based image generation technologies to their productivity and search engine markets.

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Alexander Sterling

Alexander Sterling

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