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Don’t Fear AI. Respect it.

Shutterstock (a leading stock image company) has partnered with OpenAI to sell AI-generated artwork. Craig Peters, CEO of Getty Images (another leading stock image company), believes firms racing to sell AI art could step into illegal territory: "I think that’s dangerous. I don’t think it’s responsible. I think it could be illegal." 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 →
Shelly Palmer and Mario Götze
I was honored to be asked to do the opening keynote at Block Im Park (Block in the Park) at Frankfurt's Deutsche Bank Park this past week. Hosted by Eintracht Frankfurt, it was an extraordinarily diverse gathering of business and tech professionals focused on innovation. Continue Reading →

Deepfakeout

Bruce Willis sold the rights to his deepfake self to a firm called Deepcake. From now on, when you want a de-aged version of Bruce to appear in your project, they are the people to see. Continue Reading →

Breaking the “TV” Law

The founders of Taiv had an idea: What if a sports bar owner could make an extra $500 every month by using technology to replace the commercials in TV broadcasts with commercials they sold themselves? It is an awesome idea. It is also a blatant theft of services. Continue Reading →

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