Adobe's Take on Paying For Data

Adobe's Firefly is setting a new standard in AI training; Here's how AI can be your secret weapon in understanding complex jargon.

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  • Adobe’s compensation model for creators

  • Using AI automations to explain engineer-speak (& generally, jargon)

  • Big news around the horn on adoption, safety and more

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Adobe’s take on paying people for their training data

Adobe's Firefly has been making waves in the AI world, and for good reason. They are pioneering one of the first approaches to compensating contributors for their role in training AI models, starting with their newly announced bonus plan for people whose images are being used for Firefly’s models.

It's not just about the money, it's about recognizing the value of the data that's being used to train these models.

Here’s the gist of what to know: 👇️

1) A New Standard in the Industry

Adobe's Firefly could set a precedent for other AI companies. The idea of compensating contributors for their data is a relatively novel one, and it could lead to a new standard in the industry. This is a big deal.

2) Impact on AI Training and Compensation

This approach could significantly impact how businesses approach AI training and compensation in the future. It's not just about scraping a bunch of internet data, it's about valuing the work and craft behind the data.

3) Potential Disruption in the Stock Image Industry

If this works and people buy in, Adobe's Firefly will really be poised to disrupt the stock image industry. By compensating contributors for their content used in AI training, Adobe could get over some of the final hurdles in making AI generated images mainstream for business use.

Keep an eye on this space. We're in for some interesting times ahead.


Your Personal Translator for Engineering Lingo

Feel like you need a translator to communicate with your engineering team? Here's how AI can help:

ChatGPT is great at translating English to Spanish. Well, turns out it's great at translating jargon to plain speak too.

Here's how a Zapier employee shared he's doing it automatically:

1. Create a Zap that gets triggered by adding a specific emoji reaction to a message in Slack

2. Then send that message to ChatGPT with a prompt that asks to explain the topic

3. Then send that message to yourself via Slack DMs, so you look smart to your engineering team and they never knew you got help ;) ... or tell them because this workflow is pretty cool.

Don't work with engineers? Well this concept is applicable to many types of cross-team communication... explain an acronym, translate across business context... lots of ways to improve communication across teams.


For your reading list 📚

AI is coming to transportation and security, but not without pushback...

Business adoption of AI got a bit easier this week...

Government initiatives continue progressing alongside the field...

And if you're really nerdy...

That's all!

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🪄 The AI Exchange Team