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Hyper-Fashion Forward

CALA, a company that calls itself the world's first fashion and lifestyle operating system, announced it is using the DALL-E API to empower users to generate new visual design ideas from natural text descriptions or uploaded reference images. Continue Reading →
Addressing the fear that AI could one day replace artists, Adobe's Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky said at Adobe MAX 2022 that AI should only ever be "your co-pilot in creative endeavors." He said Adobe wanted to develop its AI offering thoughtfully, "approaching the idea from a creator-centric perspective. We want it to benefit creatives, not replace them." Continue Reading →

Stable Diffusion Porn

Stable Diffusion Porn
"Porn leads tech" is axiomatic, so it should surprise no one that some of the earliest, most innovative (and most provocative) images being created using the open source AI image generator Stable Diffusion are NSFW. Continue Reading →

Password Sharing is Caring

Sharing is caring… unless you're a Netflix subscriber. In that case, the streaming giant wants you to pay for your own account. However, in a move that is actually far more interesting than its crackdown on password sharing, Netflix will let users transport their profiles from the account they share to a new (paid) account. Continue Reading →

The Observable Metaverse

Metaverse Model
When someone says "the metaverse," what do they mean? At the moment, the observable metaverse is a continuum that spans experiences from virtual reality (VR) through mixed reality (MR) to augmented reality (AR). The experiences are different, but some of the most successful metaverse projects share many common creative and technological attributes. What are they? To help figure it out, we've been developing a framework we call the Standard Model of the Metaverse. Continue Reading →

SCOTUS “Fair Use” Fears

Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith
Today in the SCOTUS blog: Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith. This is a case that everyone in the media business should be highly focused on. The decision (either way) will affect every creator, every publisher, and possibly every platform as well. Continue Reading →

Back from the Dead

In a culture-jacking stunt worthy of the "Year of AI," a company called play.ht has produced a fictional podcast starring AI-generated versions of Joe Rogan and the late Steve Jobs. You may not enjoy the content, but you will enjoy this tour de force in technique. Continue Reading →

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