Many creative professionals rely on Adobe products to create high-quality work. Adobe recently announced that it is using this work to train its algorithms, unless the user specifically opts out. This means that any artwork created with Adobe products may be used to train software that helps Adobe better recognize and process content.
The Krita Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports digital artists and developers, recently noticed that Adobe had automatically opted them into a “content analysis” initiative and sent out a statement alerting their community. Under the initiative, Adobe can analyze artwork using machine learning, specifically the pattern recognition of algorithms, in order to improve its products.
Adobe is attempting to use some of its widest-reaching services, such as Photoshop and Creative Cloud, as a platform to help create, test and improve its products. They claim it is all aimed at getting better at recognizing content, which in turn can help make their services more efficient and up to date with the current industry standards.