Adobe | September 15, 2023
Adobe has introduced a groundbreaking AI-powered Creative Cloud release, integrating generative AI capabilities into its suite of creative applications, including Photoshop and Illustrator. The company has also launched Adobe Express Premium and the Firefly web application, along with AI enhancements in Premiere Pro and After Effects. These additions aim to enhance creativity and empower users to explore new creative avenues.
Since the beta launch of generative AI features in Illustrator and Adobe Express, users have generated over two billion creations using Firefly-powered technology. These capabilities are now accessible to both free and paid Creative Cloud members.
Starting immediately, Creative Cloud paid plans include the Firefly web application, which serves as a creative playground for AI-assisted expression, and Express Premium, a comprehensive creativity app featuring new generative AI Text to Image and Text Effects functions. These features streamline asset import, editing, and synchronization across applications, facilitating quick content creation for social media and scaling brand content creation.
Ashley Still, Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Adobe, emphasized that AI innovation empowers creators and signifies a new era of creativity with AI integration across Creative Cloud applications.
Adobe has also introduced Generative credits, a credit-based model for generative AI across its offerings. These credits allow customers to transform text-based prompts into images and vector creations in Photoshop, Illustrator, Express, and Firefly. Generative credits are now included with Firefly, Express Premium, and Creative Cloud paid plans.
The latest AI-powered Creative Cloud releases feature generative AI capabilities in Photoshop and Illustrator, offering functions like generative fill, generative expand, and generative recolor. Premiere Pro boasts new AI features such as automatic filler word detection, noise removal from voice recordings, and improved editing speed. After Effects introduces a 3D workspace for seamless integration of 3D models and an AI-enhanced Roto Brush for precise object removal from footage.
The Firefly web application provides creative generative AI modules for generating images, applying styles or textures to text, recoloring artwork, and supporting text prompts in over 100 languages.
Adobe Express Premium now offers Text to Image and Text Effects features for easy access to and editing of creative assets from Photoshop and Illustrator, along with PDF import and enhancement capabilities.
To support this new AI-driven ecosystem, Adobe has revised its pricing structure, with price increases scheduled for specific Creative Cloud plans in select regions starting on November 1, 2023. Free Creative Cloud users will also receive monthly Generative Credits, with the option to upgrade to a paid plan for $4.99 per month once their initial allocation is depleted.
The integration of AI in Adobe's Creative Cloud may lead to concerns about overreliance on automation, potentially reducing the human touch in creative work. Some users might also worry about increased subscription costs due to the introduction of generative credits.
On the flip side, AI integration opens up new creative possibilities, making it easier for designers to experiment and innovate. It streamlines workflows, enhances productivity, and provides access to powerful AI tools, ultimately empowering users to achieve more in their creative endeavors.
PR Newswire | October 06, 2023
Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) expands its Dell Generative AI Solutions portfolio, helping businesses transform how they work along every step of their generative AI (GenAI) journeys.
To maximize AI efforts and support workloads across public clouds, on-premises environments and at the edge, companies need a robust data foundation with the right infrastructure, software and services, said Jeff Boudreau, chief AI officer, Dell Technologies. That's what we are building with our expanded validated designs, professional services, modern data lakehouse and the world's broadest GenAI solutions portfolio.
Customizing GenAI models to maximize proprietary data
The Dell Validated Design for Generative AI with NVIDIA for Model Customization offers pre-trained models that extract intelligence from data without building models from scratch.
This solution provides best practices for customizing and fine-tuning GenAI models based on desired outcomes while helping keep information secure and on-premises. With a scalable blueprint for customization, organizations now have multiple ways to tailor GenAI models to accomplish specific tasks with their proprietary data. Its modular and flexible design supports a wide range of computational requirements and use cases, spanning training diffusion, transfer learning and prompt tuning.
Dell Validated Designs for Generative AI now support both model tuning and inferencing, allowing users to more quickly deploy GenAI models with proven infrastructure including the Dell PowerEdge XE9680, the industry's best performing AI server,1 or the Dell PowerEdge XE8640, with a choice of NVIDIA® Tensor Core GPUs and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, which offers frameworks, pre-trained models and development tools, such as the NVIDIA NeMo™ framework, and Dell software. By combining compute power with storage options, such as Dell PowerScale and Dell ObjectScale, customers can rapidly feed models with multiple storage data types with the validated design. The infrastructure is also available as a subscription via Dell APEX.
"We're implementing Dell PowerEdge XE9680 servers with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs into the high performance computing cluster at Princeton for large language modeling to help drive new levels of discovery," said Sanjeev Arora, the Charles C. Fitzmorris Professor in Computer Science, Princeton. "This system gives researchers in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities the opportunity to apply powerful AI models to their work in areas such as visualization, modeling and quantum computing."
Preparing data, people and processes for GenAI
Dell is applying its process and expertise to help customers generate better, faster business results with expanded GenAI professional services capabilities:
Data Preparation Services provide customers with a clean, accurate data set in the right format enabling AI projects to move smoothly while simplifying data integration and delivering quality data output.
Dell Implementation Services establish an operational GenAI platform for inferencing and model customization, accelerating time to value. Paired with Dell Managed Services, Dell can operate the full NVIDIA-based GenAI solution, improving operational efficiency and allowing customers to focus on building their proprietary GenAI use cases.
Education Services help customers gain the critical skills to close the GenAI capabilities gap.
"Our recent study on Generative AI use in the enterprise made it clear organizations are adamant about being able to use their own data to customize key foundation models, but also they need assistance in helping prep their data for that work," said Bob O'Donnell, president and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research. "Dell's latest Generative AI solutions and partnerships offer a broad set of capabilities that help companies capitalize on this potential, bridging knowledge gaps and ensuring data drives discernible, impactful business results."
Modernizing data infrastructure for AI and analytics
Dell and Starburst are strengthening their relationship to help customers accelerate AI and analytics efforts. This will culminate with an open, modern data lakehouse solution.
The solution will integrate Starburst's analytics software with Dell's PowerEdge compute platform, combined with Dell industry-leading storage,2 helping customers extract insights from data wherever it resides. Built with open software principles, customers will gain easy and more secure access to multicloud data to get the most value for analytics and AI-driven workflows and deployments.
"Our customers have made it clear they need a robust data platform for accessing distributed data across multicloud environments to drive and operationalize AI efforts," said Justin Borgman, CEO, Starburst. "By integrating our deep analytics capabilities with Dell's leading infrastructure and global enterprise services, we can offer customers an open, multicloud data lakehouse solution that quickly and easily makes data available to AI workflows anywhere."
PR Newswire | November 03, 2023
CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the expansion of the company's partnership with Google to drive innovation in the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. This partnership will help clients accelerate their time-to-value from new generative AI use cases specific to their industries. As part of the agreement, CGI will leverage Google Cloud Platform (Google Cloud) to enhance the capabilities of its CGI PulseAI solution, a hyper-automation and decision engine platform that uses AI and machine learning models to deliver high-performance intelligent process automation.
"AI continues to be at the top of discussion agendas with clients around the world seeking trusted advice from CGI for how to responsibly move from AI experimentation to implementation—while accelerating their return on investment," said CGI President and Chief Executive Office George D. Schindler. "Our expanded partnership with Google is one of the key global alliances that will help us develop and deliver new AI-based services and solutions for clients, as well as expanded skills development opportunities for our consultants."
Generative AI is fundamentally changing how many businesses operate, fueling a new era of cloud that can benefit virtually every area of an organization, said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. By utilizing Google Cloud's leading GenAI capabilities, CGI can help clients unlock new insights that help them improve operations and productivity.
Google's Vertex AI will enable CGI PulseAI to build trusted industry-specific large language models that will enable the development and implementation of unique generative AI use cases for clients. For example, in the financial sector, Google Cloud's trusted data will enable CGI PulseAI to refine a tailored model, called "FinPulseAI," for financial services clients.
Likewise, unique models can be developed for other industries, increasing CGI PulseAI's rapid adaptability in meeting the industry-specific needs of clients. For example, CGI plans to explore the use of Google's MedPaLM2 model for transforming medical claims processing and validation. The initiative will merge CGI's deep health sector expertise with Google's advanced AI model to provide enhanced medical claim validation and fraud detection for health clients. Clients will be able to process medical claims faster and with greater accuracy, ensuring that each claim is legitimate and compliant. By harnessing the power of models like MedPaLM2, health providers, researchers, and administrators will have expanded tools that enable better delivery of care while expanding the boundaries of medical science for the benefit of patients and society.
Google Cloud's robust, scalable infrastructure also will accelerate clients' implementation of CGI PulseAI services by managing all computing and memory requirements, increasing the solution's customization capabilities and enabling a broader range of solution offerings. With the integration of Google Cloud and CGI PulseAI, clients can better meet today's business demands, as well as predict and address industry challenges before they emerge, helping them stay at the forefront of their industries.
CGI will launch Google AI training globally as an addition to the AI curriculum in its "CGI Academia" online university. The two companies also will develop AI sandboxes using Google Cloud technologies to support ongoing AI development in support of the delivery of innovative solutions.
CGI's end-to-end capabilities in data science and machine learning, combined with its deep domain knowledge and technology engineering skills, help clients generate new insights, experiences, and business models powered by AI. CGI PulseAI is a trademark of CGI Inc. and its related companies. For more information on the company's AI expertise and offerings, visit cgi.com.