DAM News Round-Up – 24th October 2022

A selection of Digital Asset Management related articles from around the web, hand-picked by the DAM News editorial team.

Bringing the next wave of Artificial Intelligence to Creative Cloud

This recent blog post from Adobe lays out the future plans for their suite of creative software, including Photoshop and Express, with regards to generative AI and how it will be integrated, monitored and standardised in accordance with the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI).  In light of growing concerns around digital copyright, provenance and ethical issues, the article also outlines how they are working with creative and technological communities to ensure that generative AI doesn’t replace humans and is developed with transparency.

Interview with Francois Wayenberg about Synthetic Media

Henrik de Gyor’s latest subject in the interview seat is AI specialist and entrepreneur François Wayenberg.  As a founder of Ajinomatrix – a company aiming to digitise scent and taste using AI – François explains how his award-winning projects have led him to the idea of creating a sensory experience within the Metaverse that will allow users to experience taste and smells in a virtual reality environment.  Still in its early stages, François is inviting individuals to submit ideas and become part of the initiative.

The Accidental Taxonomist, Third Edition

Taxonomist Heather Hedden has just announced the release of the third edition of her popular book ‘The Accidental Taxonomist‘.  Initially released in 2009, the latest revision’s official publication date is 7th November.  The post includes the preface to the new version, which includes a new chapter on ontologies, along with information about key additions, differences and updates.

Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

The White House has recently published its blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights – a document to “help guide the design, development, and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and other automated systems so that they protect the rights of the American public.”  The policy covers a broad range of technologies and use cases, including early cancer detection and efficiency within farming, and aims to tackle the bias and discrimination within AI algorithms.  The five “common sense” protections are: safety and effectiveness; discrimination protection; data privacy; notice and explanation; and human alternatives with fall-back options.

Web3: The Ultimate Separation of Money and State? Part 2

In this second part of his two-part series on the future of Web3, voice technology expert Ahmed Bouzid explores numerous topics including the separation of money and state, scepticism of emerging technology such as cryptocurrency, the blockchain and NFTs, and how Wikipedia, containing mostly user-generated content (UGC) is an ideal example of a platform that is ripe for Web3 implementation.  A detailed and thought-provoking article for anyone interested in the future of digital assets.

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