Adobe to sell new generative AI tool subscription

Adobe to sell new generative AI tool subscription

Months after unveiling its generative AI engine Firefly, Adobe has announced updates aimed at driving adoption among a wide range of users, including marketers and everyday enthusiasts. The latest enhancements enable companies to generate text for social media, marketing campaigns, flyers, logos, and more.

These updates come as the generative AI space gains momentum, with both tech giants and startups racing to add new features to cater to the needs of large and small brands alike. With hundreds of brands and agencies already utilizing Firefly, Adobe has demonstrated its commitment to addressing longstanding challenges faced by creative teams, such as brand guideline adherence and content generation based on existing creative materials.

Adobe’s updates, announced at the Adobe Summit EMEA, introduce a subscription-based platform called Adobe Firefly for Enterprise. This platform offers enhanced features for content generation, catering to the specific needs of businesses.

Additionally, a free beta version of Adobe Express, which is currently available as a desktop platform, will soon be followed by a mobile version. Adobe Express aims to provide a more accessible platform connected to the company’s creative ecosystem, allowing for seamless content creation while maintaining brand consistency.

The generative AI space is witnessing significant momentum, as companies across industries look to increase their AI investments and explore new avenues for content generation. A recent survey by G2 revealed that software buyers plan to increase AI spending by 60% in 2024. Furthermore, 81% of software buyers consider AI to be an important factor when choosing software solutions. This growing interest in AI-generated content has prompted both established companies and startups to invest in developing and expanding generative AI capabilities.

Firefly has already gained traction, with numerous prominent brands and agencies, including IBM, Mattel, and Dentsu, leveraging the platform to generate content. Since its beta release in March, Firefly has generated over 200 million images for users.

To cater to the diverse needs of brands, Adobe has introduced the option to custom-train Firefly with branded assets. This empowers companies to generate content that aligns with their specific brand guidelines and existing creative materials, addressing a long-standing challenge faced by creative teams.

While some companies have been hesitant to embrace AI-generated content due to copyright issues and other risks associated with generative AI platforms, Adobe aims to assure customers of the ethical use of its AI models. Adobe explicitly states that its AI models are trained exclusively with appropriately licensed content.

In addition, Adobe offers IP indemnity to enterprise clients, providing coverage in the event of copyright lawsuits related to content created with Adobe Firefly. This commitment highlights Adobe’s responsibility as a leader in the space and its dedication to promoting thought leadership on provenance and content tracking.

Adobe is just one of several companies expanding their generative AI capabilities. Tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI, as well as companies like Canva and Shutterstock, are actively investing in and developing their own generative AI tools. Startups like Jasper, Writer, and Bria are also making significant contributions to the space. Andrew Frank, an analyst at Gartner, emphasizes the importance of setting standards for generative content while finding the right balance between competition and collaboration among tech companies. He highlights the need to create commercially sound enterprise tools that respect intellectual property ownership and content provenance, areas that have often been overlooked.

With the latest updates to Firefly, Adobe continues to expand its generative AI capabilities and drive adoption among diverse user groups. The introduction of Adobe Firefly for

Enterprise and Adobe Express Beta represents Adobe’s commitment to providing accessible and customizable content generation solutions. As interest in generative AI grows, Adobe aims to address concerns such as copyright issues and content provenance while collaborating with other industry players. By setting standards for generative content and prioritizing ethical practices, Adobe strives to lead the way in this dynamic and evolving field.

Further Reading

  1. Adobe Blog: “Introducing Adobe Firefly, a New Generative AI Engine”
    Description: This Adobe Blog post provides an introduction to Adobe Firefly, discussing its capabilities and applications in content generation. It offers insights into the features and benefits of Firefly, giving readers a comprehensive overview of Adobe’s generative AI engine.
    Link: Introducing Adobe Firefly, a New Generative AI Engine
  2. G2: “AI Spending: 2022 State of the Market”
    Description: This report by G2 explores the current state of AI spending, providing valuable statistics and insights into the trends and growth of AI investments across industries. It includes data on software buyers’ plans to increase AI spending in the coming years, highlighting the significance of AI in the software market.
    Link: AI Spending: 2022 State of the Market
  3. Adobe Newsroom: “Adobe Announces Enhancements to Firefly for Content Generation”
    Description: This press release from Adobe Newsroom announces the updates made to Adobe Firefly, specifically focusing on its expanded capabilities for content generation. It provides details about the new features and platforms introduced, showcasing Adobe’s commitment to meeting the needs of marketers and creative professionals.
    Link: Adobe Announces Enhancements to Firefly for Content Generation
  4. Gartner: “5 Ways to Assess AI Use in Your Organization”
    Description: This article from Gartner offers insights into assessing AI use within an organization. It provides practical guidance on evaluating AI capabilities, addressing concerns related to intellectual property ownership and content provenance, and ensuring ethical and responsible AI practices.
    Link: 5 Ways to Assess AI Use in Your Organization

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