Although Adobe is mostly known for its line of software products like Photoshop, the controversial Flash player, and its popular Adobe PDF Reader, the company does have bigger ambition than that. As such, it isn’t willing to fall behind other companies in bringing their services to next level and decided to invest in AI research.
Last year saw a number of digital assistants brought to live by AI systems and made popular by smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home. However, such systems are not only limited to showing you video, giving information about the weather or start a playlist. Adobe decided to focus its efforts on developing a digital assistant capable of editing photos.
If you ever tried to learn how to edit photos at a mode advanced level in Adobe Photoshop and not just apply a filter in Instagram, then you should be familiar with the time and relative difficulty of learning the ins and outs of such editing software. Adobe’s aim in developing a digital assistant is to facilitate the whole editing process for users.
Adobe decided to unveil its digital assistant through a video in which a man issues several voice commands to the assistant in order to make several basic edits to a phone on his tablet. The software is able then to crop and flip an image. Adobe considers this to be the first step in a future of voice-controlled edits in various design apps which even beginners can use efficiently.
The company also stated that its research team is hard at work developing advanced editing functions for the digital assistant. The company’s software can accept voice commands on a local device or through Adobe’s cloud-based natural language service.
If you watched the video and scoffed at the limited editing functions of the digital assistant, it’s important to remember that the system is only in its infancy. Adobe is keen on implementing a series of new features for both its mobile and desktop apps and it seems that its digital assistant will be the feature that connects its entire ecosystem of software products.
What do you think about Adobe’s digital assistant as shown in the video?
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