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Adobe unveils new AI-powered audio features in Premiere Pro

Adobe unveils new AI-powered audio features in Premiere Pro

gonin/Getty Images Writers aren’t the only content creators that can benefit from generative AI assistance. Adobe is making video creators’ editing process easier with new AI audio tools in Premiere Pro, as well as other useful features.  Also: How renaissance technologists are connecting the dots between AI and business On Thursday, Adobe unveiled its latest release of Adobe Premiere Pro (22.4), which has new AI features and improvements to optimize video editing, with the highlight being the availability of its Enhance Speech feature.  If you have ever edited a video with dialogue, you know how difficult it can be to remove background noise while still keeping the speech audible enough to listen to. Enhance Speech, which is now officially out of beta, leverages AI to reduce background noise and improve the sound quality of the clip with one click.  To help optimize your video’s audio, Adobe also unveiled other AI-powered audio tools including Interactive Fade Handles to help with your audio transitions and Audio Category Tagging, which leverages AI to recognize if your clips are …

Adobe adds AI assistant to Acrobat, Reader in effort to maintain relevance in PDF market

Adobe adds AI assistant to Acrobat, Reader in effort to maintain relevance in PDF market

Adobe has just rolled out a new AI assistant for its Acrobat and Reader products today, bringing conversational AI abilities to help users parse and summarize the trillions of PDF files used by businesses and consumers worldwide. The move shows Adobe aiming to stay atop the PDF market it pioneered decades ago, as new AI systems from startups like OpenAI and Anthropic threaten to provide many of the same abilities. The AI Assistant, which is currently in beta testing, lets users ask questions about a PDF’s contents and receive summarized answers. It can also generate formatted text, like presentations and emails, based on information extracted from PDFs. Adobe’s new AI Assistant in Acrobat and Reader enables natural language interactions with PDF documents, answering questions about content and generating summaries. (Credit: Adobe) The feature builds upon Adobe Acrobat’s Liquid Mode, which already offers a responsive reading experience on mobile devices. This expansion into AI leverages Adobe’s proprietary machine learning models, which understand PDF structure and content, to generate document summaries, answer questions, and even format information …

TikTok’s AI Creative Assistant teams up with Adobe in new integration

TikTok’s AI Creative Assistant teams up with Adobe in new integration

TikTok’s AI-powered Creative Assistant integrates with Adobe Express to help make the video-making process easier. Adobe Express has long since been a valuable tool for TikTok creators, packed with plenty of templates and media elements that can help make polished videos from your phone. It’s geared towards making TikTok-first content, integrating well with the social media app. Now, a new integration with TikTok‘s Creative Assistant means that optimizing content within Adobe Express is now easier, with brainstorming help, trends advice, and even integrated examples of successful ad campaigns. What can TikTok’s AI Creative Assistant do in Adobe? TikTok’s Creative Assistant doesn’t create AI-generated content but is instead an AI-fuelled chatbot, offering tips and advice for content creation. For example, you can ask it what the current trends are, what hashtags would suit your video, and even request a full script for paid content or ad campaigns. The purpose of the Creative Assistant is to create content faster and help build creative workflows, according to TikTok. A handy tool is the brainstorming feature, which can come …

Adobe one of three firms to take space at Reading Campus Development

Adobe one of three firms to take space at Reading Campus Development

Computer software firm Adobe is reportedly one of three companies to sign leases for space at the Reading Campus Development. Tristan Capital Partners and Alchemy Asset Management have signed three occupiers for the out-of-town site, known for most of its history as Reading International Business Park. READ MORE: Reading cybersecurity firm Bridewell appoints new CCO The site is a 375,000 sq ft office building on Junction 11 of the M4. It includes a 270-seat restaurant and gym, while a major PV solar project is also under construction, which is poised to generate around 12% of its needs. Adobe was reportedly advised by Colliers and is relocating later this year from 34-38 Market Street in Maidenhead. The computer software firm has committed to part of the third floor, totalling 16,000 sq ft on a 10-year lease. Elsewhere, two other companies – managed IT service provider BCN and Stonewater Homes – have inked a five-year lease on fully fitted suites, known as Campus+. Those leases are said to total around 5,000 sq ft. Other tenants at the …

Tech companies pledge to fight deceptive AI during 2024 elections

Tech companies pledge to fight deceptive AI during 2024 elections

Several major technology companies — including Adobe, Amazon, Google, IBM, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI, Snap, TikTok and X — signed an accord on Friday pledging to combat the use of deceptive artificial intelligence (AI) in this year’s elections. The 20 participating companies pledged to “work collaboratively on tools to detect and address online distribution” of AI-generated content meant to deceive voters in elections around the globe, in addition to engaging in educational campaigns and offering transparency, according to a press release. The head of the Munich Security Conference, where the accord was announced on Friday, touted the move as a “crucial step in advancing election integrity, increasing societal resilience, and creating trustworthy tech practices.” “[The Munich Security Conference] is proud to offer a platform for technology companies to take steps toward reining in threats emanating from AI while employing it for democratic good at the same time,” Chairman Christoph Heusgen said in a statement. The accord comes as more than four billion people are set to head to the polls this year in over 40 countries, …

7 Essential Adobe After Effects Tools Every User Should Master

7 Essential Adobe After Effects Tools Every User Should Master

Key Takeaways The Transform feature in After Effects allows you to animate layers by adjusting properties like position, scale, and rotation. Easy Ease is a preset that allows for customizable bezier keyframe interpolation, creating lifelike motion in animations. Motion Blur is an essential feature for making movement look natural in After Effects, preventing a mechanical appearance. A Null Object is an invisible layer that serves as a master control for anything you attach to it. The Tracker records image data across different frames, which can then be applied to another layer for motion tracking. Pick Whip allows you to link layers, applying the data from one layer to another. Pre-compose lets you group individual layers for collective editing. If you’re diving into After Effects for the first time, the vast array of features can be intimidating. Let’s discuss the key essential features to help simplify your learning curve. 1. Transform Every layer in your project has a selection of Transform effects, each with adjustable properties. The Transform area is where animation happens in After Effects. …

TikTok’s AI-powered Creative Assistant is now available directly in Adobe Express

TikTok’s AI-powered Creative Assistant is now available directly in Adobe Express

Adobe and TikTok announced today that TikTok’s AI-powered Creative Assistant is now available directly within Adobe Express. The two companies say the integration will help businesses and creators make and market content more effectively. Creative Assistant is available now globally in English as an add-on in Adobe Express for both free and Premium users. The Creative Assistant add-on in Adobe Express aims to reduce the time and effort required when working across different platforms when creating content. With Adobe Express, creators have access to templates, Adobe Stock video clips, audio, stickers and an Adobe Express TikTok video creator. With the new Creative Assistant add-on, creators will get access to TikTok insights about trending hashtags and AI-powered tools all within Adobe Express. The Assistant can also brainstorm creative ideas or even write out video scripts. The integration also allows businesses and creators to schedule and publish content directly to TikTok, without having to leave Adobe Express.   “The new Creative Assistant add-on in Adobe Express reduces the time, effort and resources required to work across different …

Adobe takes Firefly GenAI creator tools to Apple Vision Pro

Adobe takes Firefly GenAI creator tools to Apple Vision Pro

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Adobe announced its Adobe Firefly family of creative generative AI models will be available as an app on the Apple Vision Pro. The Apple Vision Pro is launching today and the app is meant to make use of its technology for creators. Adobe said its AI models, launched in March of last year, are designed for safe commercial use. Adobe Firefly has been used to generate over 5 billion images to date, making it the most popular AI image generation model designed for safe commercial use, in record time, globally. With an experience purpose-built for visionOS, users can ideate and bring their creative visions to life by generating and rendering artwork on large, beautiful displays that bring them closer to the content. They can also arranging images in all sorts of contexts (drag out of the main app window to place on walls, desks and real-world spaces around you). An image created …

The eternal struggle between open source and proprietary software

The eternal struggle between open source and proprietary software

Whenever chaos engulfs a proprietary technology relied on by millions, the default knee-jerk reaction from many seems to be: “Hey, let’s see what the open source world has to offer.” Case in point: X’s (Twitter) steady demise since Elon Musk took over last year led many to search for more “open” alternatives, be it Mastodon or Bluesky. This scenario became all too familiar throughout 2023, as established technologies relied on by millions hit a chaos curve, making people realize how beholden they are to a proprietary platform they have little control over. The OpenAI fiasco in November, where the ChatGPT hit-maker temporarily lost its co-founders, including CEO Sam Altman, created a whirlwind five days of chaos culminating in Altman returning to the OpenAI hotseat. But only after businesses that had built products atop OpenAI’s GPT-X large language models (LLMs) started to question the prudence of going all-in on OpenAI, with “open” alternatives such as Meta’s Llama-branded family of LLMs well-positioned to capitalize. Even Google seemingly acknowledged that “open” might trump “proprietary” AI, with a leaked internal …

Adobe gives up on Figma, Apple Watch sales halted, and hackers access millions of accounts

Adobe gives up on Figma, Apple Watch sales halted, and hackers access millions of accounts

Hey, folks, welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter that recaps the top tech — and tech-related — stories over the past several days. With the holiday around the corner, this reporter expected a quieter week. But the opposite happened — there’s been no shortage of stories to write about. In this edition of WiR, we cover Comcast and Mr. Cooper customer data being stolen, electric scooter company Bird filing for bankruptcy, Adobe ending its Figma acquisition plans, and Apple being forced by the International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt sales of the Apple Watch. We also spotlight Nikola founder Trevor Milton’s securities fraud sentencing, Microsoft’s Copilot chatbot getting a music generation feature and Consumer Reports’ impression of Tesla’s Autopilot recall fix (spoiler: it’s not good). It’s a lot to get through, so we’ll hop to it. But first, a reminder to sign up here to receive WiR in your inbox every Saturday if you haven’t already done so. Most read Hackers target Comcast: Comcast has confirmed that hackers exploiting a critical-rated security vulnerability …