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Google seeds early access to Gemini AI

Adobe adds AI everywhere, Tech CEOs meet with Senate, EY's big AI investment and more

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  • ♊️ Google seeds early access to Gemini AI

  • 🦋 Adobe officially launches text-to-image app Firefly

  • 🙊 Adobe Premiere fixes “ums” and “uhs” using A.I.

  • 🇺🇸 Tech CEOs to Congress - please regulate A.I.

  • 🔗 Other tech news

Google seeds early access to Gemini AI

What is Google Gemini?

Gemini AI is Google’s competitor to OpenAI’s GPT-4 large language model (LLM). Google has provided a select group of companies with access to an early version of Gemini. Gemini is designed to be multimodal and highly efficient at integrating tools and APIs while enabling future innovations like memory and planning.

What sets Gemini apart is Google's vast proprietary training data from services like Google Search, YouTube, Google Books, and Google Scholar. This extensive dataset could give Gemini a significant advantage, especially if it is trained on a larger token count than GPT-4. Additionally, the partnership between Google DeepMind and Brain teams, along with their expertise in reinforcement learning and tree search, positions Gemini as a strong contender in the AI arms race.

Adobe officially launches text-to-image app Firefly

Adobe has officially launched its generative AI models known as Firefly, making them available in its Creative Cloud, Adobe Express, and Adobe Experience Cloud. Firefly features like generative fill and generative expand in Photoshop are now accessible without the need to install the beta version. Additionally, Adobe is releasing Firefly as a standalone web app.

To manage Firefly usage, Adobe introduces "generative credits," where every click of "generate" consumes one credit. Existing paid Adobe users will receive various generative credits depending on their subscription plan. Once credits are depleted, Firefly will still be accessible but at a slower speed, except for Adobe Firefly and Adobe Express Premium users who will have limited access until their count resets at the end of the month.

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Adobe Premiere fixes “ums” and “uhs” using A.I.

Enhance Speech: This feature uses AI to remove background noise and enhance the quality of poorly recorded dialogue. It makes the audio sound as if it was recorded in a professional studio. Editors can adjust the mix slider to fine-tune the balance between the improved dialogue and background noise.

Audio Category Tagging: AI automatically identifies whether audio clips contain dialogue, music, or sound effects/ambient noise. This categorization streamlines the editing process by displaying the most relevant tools for each audio clip.

Text-Based Editing Improvements: Text-Based Editing, introduced earlier, now includes filler word detection to identify and remove filler words like "ums" and "uhs" in dialogue. Editors can quickly eliminate these unwanted elements in a single step using bulk delete in the Transcript panel.

Tech CEOs to Congress - please regulate A.I.

More than 60 U.S. senators held a closed-door meeting with tech leaders, including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, to discuss the possibilities and risks of artificial intelligence (AI) and consider potential legislation to regulate the technology. During the meeting, Musk expressed concerns about AI's potential to threaten humanity, while Gates highlighted its potential to address world hunger. Attendees unanimously agreed that government involvement was needed in regulating AI.

However, tensions emerged around open-source AI systems, job displacement due to AI, and the balance between safety and innovation in AI development. The meeting aimed to pave the way for future legislation addressing the rapid adoption of AI technologies in various sectors.

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