Adobe Explores OpenAI Partnership as It Adds AI Video Tools

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  • April 17, 2024
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SAN FRANCISCO — In a strategic move that aims to redefine the landscape of video editing, Adobe has announced plans to integrate third-party generative artificial intelligence tools, including OpenAI’s Sora, into its Premiere Pro software. This integration marks a pivotal shift as Adobe seeks to enhance its video editing capabilities amidst stiff competition from other Artificial Intelligence technology providers.

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Premiere Pro, Adobe’s flagship video editing suite, is a staple in the television and film industries. The upcoming AI-driven features are designed to streamline the editing process significantly. For example, video editors will soon be able to add AI-generated objects into scenes or remove unwanted distractions without the need for extensive manual effort.

The initiative not only introduces new functionalities but also utilizes Adobe’s existing AI model, Firefly, which has already seen successful implementation in Photoshop for editing still images. Firefly is known for its robust data handling capabilities, allowing Adobe to offer copyright indemnity to its users, setting it apart from competitors.

However, in response to innovations by startups like Midjourney and Pika Labs, Adobe is also exploring collaborations with third-party developers, including OpenAI. This would enable Adobe’s users to generate and utilize video content through Premiere Pro using external AI tools, a move that could revitalize Adobe’s market share, which has seen a 20% decline this year.

During a recent demonstration, Adobe showcased a video generated by the Sora model from OpenAI, signaling the potential of this technology. Although the demonstration was labeled an “experiment,” it highlights the company’s forward-thinking approach in adopting external AI innovations.

Adobe’s Vice President of Product Marketing for Creative Professional Apps, Deepa Subramaniam, emphasized the strategic importance of these partnerships. “While we continue to lead with our advanced ethics of Artificial Intelligence and bias mitigation efforts, opening up to third-party tools offers our users more creative flexibility and choice,” she stated.

One of the critical discussions around this integration is how revenues generated by third-party AI tools will be distributed between Adobe and its partners. While details remain under negotiation, Subramaniam assured that users would be well-informed of the AI technologies employed in their projects, maintaining transparency and trust.

As Adobe navigates these new technological frontiers, the company remains committed to its core principles of innovation and user empowerment. With these AI enhancements, Adobe is not just upgrading its software but is also shaping the future of how video content is created and edited.

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