So what’s it like in the Texas valley?

Local board member calls out the city of Mission for “holding” $3 million in tax revenue for 7 months instead of giving it to the org it was budgeted for.

The city finally releases the money, but then fires the board member.

Welcome to the Texas Valley!

Adobe CC starting “generative credits” for AI use in apps

Adobe CC users: “Starting January 17, we will begin enforcing generative credit limits on select plans.. since generating content with AI models requires significant computational resources, we have updated our plans to include a monthly allocation of generative credits.”

Generative credits will renew each month based on the CC plan’s original billing date. Using any generative function will generally cost 1 credit: Generative Fill, Generative Expand, Text to image, etc.

Credits will not roll over monthly.

If you have a CC “all apps” plan, you get 1,000 credits per month. For individual CC app plans, the credit allowance varies.

Adobe is not strictly enforcing limits on PAID CC plans until March 1.

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Wrong key, Windows

Microsoft announced they’re adding a new key to all keyboards for AI integrations. I think they missed a huge opportunity to leverage decades of existing branding. Instead of a new key, why not make the *existing* Windows key *also* mean AI access? Add it all in there!

Easy pitch – show a wide range of consumers pressing the windows key and creating AI music, art, etc. The voiceover “it’s not just the windows key now. It’s the key to new windows. New worlds. New creations. It’s advanced AI. Windows.” End the ad with the windows logo.

Why make consumers learn something new when they have something very familiar right in front of them? The windows logo is well known, and is already on most of the keyboards already in the customer’s home!

The “new” key is nothing but a launcher. Drop all the AI additions into the existing Windows start menu and watch everyone associate AI with Windows.

Question: who owns AI generated art?

Question: who owns AI generated art?

Let’s say Charlie writes a prompt in DALL*E that creates an amazing image and posts it online. Lucy sees that image, downloads it, and sells greeting cards with that image.

Who has a claim?

Charlie says he made the image with his own specific words and content. That specific image would not exist without him since it was uniquely created with a combination of his input and the particular state the AI was in at the time. Charlie is also paying a small monthly stipend to access the AI, and therefore, he owns the image.

Lucy says Charlie freely posted it online, and Charlie didn’t actually create the artwork, but suggested it. The AI actually created the image and did all of the work manifesting the image. Also, since the company hosting/providing the AI has no copyright claim or specific licensing on any of its’ creations, no one owns it.