DAM News Round-Up – 30th May 2023
A selection of DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced by the DAM News editorial team.
With the rise of generative AI, the copyright status and provenance of digital assets and synthetic media has become even more of a grey area, with a raft of court cases from creatives and corporates alike, claiming that their work has been hijacked by platforms such as Midjourney, DALL-E and stable diffusion. This recent whitepaper from Liccium explains how its software can increase trust in copyright claims and attribution by binding metadata, rights and licensing to a digital fingerprint of your content, which can be authenticated and verified via identifiers that reside on the blockchain. Liccium also acts as a engine for verifiable digital media content and its associated metadata and credentials.
This recent press release from Digital Asset Management software provider Acquia (formerly Widen) announces a number of enhancements to their flagship platform. The introduction of an AI chatbot – which has been integrated into the software’s review and proofing tool – promises to act as a creative sidekick, enhancing creativity by providing an “always-ready sounding board and idea generator”. Other new features include integrations with marketing and content management tools such as Canva (design and templating), Jira (CMS), Dropbox (cloud storage), Marq (brand asset management), and Salesforce (CRM).
Author and Taxonomist Heather Hedden dives into the AI fray after her recent attendance at New York’s Knowledge Graph Conference and Boston Data Summit, where the dominant topics were generative AI and large language models (LLMs). In this post, Heather test drives ChatGPT’s capabilities when it comes to taxonomies, synonyms, concepts and other taxonomy-related uses. A worthwhile and engaging read for those interested in the potential crossovers between AI and knowledge management.
It’s been a busy month for IPTC, the global standards body of the news media. Following on from announcements by Google, Midjourney and Shutterstock that they will be utilising IPTC’s DigitalSourceType field to denote images created by generative AI models, Microsoft has indicated that it will also be signalling such content, created by its own AI offerings such as the Bing Image Creator. Microsoft have taken the process one step further by adding metadata that can be cryptographically validated using digital certificates.
Digital Asset Management vendor Tenovos take a look at the spread of so-called ‘true AI’, and the implications it has within the DAM landscape. Topics covered include image and video recognition, auto-tagging, and content personalisation. Additional guidance covers the skillset that you’ll need in order to get the most value out of AI, including critical thinking, how to construct the most effective prompts, and learning how to overcome the quirks and shortcomings of any given AI platform.Share this Article: