DAM News Round-Up – 7th February 2023

DAM News Round-Up

A selection of DAM related articles from around the web, sourced by the DAM News editorial team.

Google Announces ChatGPT Rival ‘Bard,’ the AI-Powered Search

OpenAI’s ChatGPT has recently set an all-time record for adoption with over 100 million users since its launch in November 2022.  Now Google has introduced its own challenger to the chatbot ring in the form of ‘Bard’ – its latest AI-powered platform.  Built upon Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA), Bard appears to operate on the same text-based prompts as ChatGPT.  Part of Bard’s focus is on reassuring users that the platform will deliver true and accurate information from credible sources.

Dealing With AI Biases, Part 4: Fixing the Root Cause of AI Biases

AI Strategist Michael Wu presents the final part of his series on biases within AI.  In this instalment, Michael focuses on fixing the root cause of bias, along with a recap of the previous three articles.  Topics covered in this article include eliminating bias at the point of data capture, and identifying, monitoring and minimising bias within human behaviour at the data generation stage by way of gamification with non-monetary rewards.

Break Away from Siloed Product Information and Digital Assets

Digital Asset Management provider ImageRelay will be hosting a free webinar on 9th February discussing how organisations can move away from siloed product information and relying on inefficient solutions such as Dropbox and spreadsheets.  Topics will include the difference between DAM and PIM (product information management), how to prepare for omni-channel distribution, and an introduction to how Marketing Delivery can improve your business.

Taxonomies vs. Ontologies

Author and Taxonomist Heather Hedden tackles the question “how are taxonomies and ontologies different?”  Heather explains how, although sharing some features, the distinction between the two is becoming less clear as systems, technologies and methods converge. The article goes into some detail comparing the concepts/entities, relationships, and labels that separate taxonomies and ontologies, and how a careful and deliberate combination of the two can maximise their respective benefits.

Shutterstock Introduces Generative AI to its All-In-One Creative Platform

Popular stock image library Shutterstock has recently announced its foray into the world of generative AI after developing strategic partnerships with Meta, LG AI Research and the creators of DALL-E and ChatGPT, OpenAI.  CEO Paul Hennessy states that the platform will bring “responsibly-produced” generative AI capabilities to its customers, and claims to be the first to pay artists for their contributions.  A public beta appears to be available for general use, although a Shutterstock account is required and downloading your generated images requires payment (the cheapest option appears to cost around $40).

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