Adobe recently announced its latest addition to the Creative Cloud and Express workflows, a new family of AI models called Adobe Firefly. This family of AI models includes multiple use cases and aims to offer AI-based tools for designers and content creators. The first beta of Firefly allows users to generate images and text effects from descriptions while also giving users the ability to transfer different styles to existing images.

One of the most interesting aspects of Adobe Firefly is that artwork created using Firefly models will contain metadata indicating that it is partially or wholly AI-generated. This level of transparency is a step towards ensuring that creators are given credit for their work while also acknowledging the role that AI played in the creation process.

In addition to being transparent, Adobe Firefly claims to be more ethical than its competitors as it is more open about the data its AI models have been trained on. Unlike other AI-based platforms, Firefly’s AI will be trained on Adobe Stock images, open licensed content, and public domain content to avoid the ethical and legal problems that plague other platforms today.

To further evolve this transformational technology, Adobe is asking creators of all skill levels to contribute to the beta process. Firefly aims to offer AI-based tools for designers and content creators, including image and text generators, audio, video, vectors, 3D objects, brushes, and color gradients.

One potential pitfall of AI in the creative industry is text-to-image AI. However, Firefly will avoid these ethical and logistical pitfalls by training responsibly on existing images from a public image hosting websites.

Adobe Firefly is an exciting development in the world of AI and creative design. With its transparent and ethical approach to AI-based tools and workflows, Firefly has the potential to transform the creative industry and offer new possibilities to creators at all skill levels.