Shutterstock Introduces AI image Generation Platform
Shutterstock now ups it game with image generation.
Shutterstock, the stock photography company, unveiled a new AI image production platform that will be accessible to all of the site’s current users in all of the languages that the site supports.
Users can generate four images using the AI art generator, which was created in partnership with Meta and is available for licencing. A deep learning algorithm serves as the foundation for the AI art generator, which produces images that are comparable to the input photos. The user can then choose a generated image and grant permission to use it. The statement from Shutterstock coincides with an increase in the usage of AI in artistic production.
Numerous AI businesses last year, including OpenAI, StabilityAI, and Midjourney, introduced AI tools to produce lifelike photos. All Shutterstock customers worldwide have access to the live AI picture generating platform, which allows them to effectively create their own stock photos that are prepared for licencing. All Shutterstock customers worldwide have access to the live AI picture generating platform, which allows them to effectively create their own stock photos that are prepared for licencing.
According to a statement released by Shutterstock, CEO Paul Hennessy, “Shutterstock has developed strategic partnerships over the past two years with key industry players like OpenAI, Meta, and LG AI Research to fuel their generative AI research efforts, and we are now able to bring responsibly-produced generative AI capabilities to our customers.” Hennessy continued, “Our user-friendly generative platform will change how individuals tell their stories; you no longer need to be a design expert or have access to a creative team to produce outstanding work.”
When it was announced in October 2022 that Shutterstock had been collaborating on a new project with OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research facility, the firm garnered media attention. Shutterstock intended to use the project to produce millions of new stock photos using an artificial intelligence system that could create realistic images of people, places, and things.
The first AI photo generator on the market, according to Shutterstock, would also pay contributors for their input into the generative AI process. The company rewards contributors directly through the Shutterstock Contributor Fund when their content is used to generate models.
Music is also being made with AI. A truly creative use of AI for image generation in musical composition has been found by the Riffusion project team. They trained the open Stable Diffusion model using spectrogram images demonstrating how the frequency and amplitude of a sound wave change over time, together with a text description.