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Microsoft Ignite 2023: Key AI Developments for Publishers

Microsoft Ignite 2023: Key AI Developments for Publishers

The Microsoft Ignite 2023 conference showcased several AI-driven innovations, with implications for various industries, including digital publishing. Here’s an objective overview of the developments that might interest newspaper publishers: AI-Enhanced Productivity: Insights on Copilot for Microsoft 365 Microsoft’s Copilot for Microsoft 365 represents a significant leap in AI-driven productivity tools. User feedback indicates a 29% increase in task efficiency, with 70% reporting enhanced productivity. Notably, 68% of users found an […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Style: Showcase Your Stories with NextGen Gallery

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Style: Showcase Your Stories with NextGen Gallery

Happy Thanksgiving! As we gather to celebrate this season of gratitude and community, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how we share stories and connect with readers. Today, we’re showcasing the versatility and visual appeal of our NextGen gallery plugin through a series of imaginative Thanksgiving images created with a dash of AI. To learn how you can showcase your stories, check out our walkthrough on using NextGen Gallery. Image Slideshow

News-Media Alliance Releases Whitepaper on AI, Copyright and the Fair Use Fallacy

News-Media Alliance Releases Whitepaper on AI, Copyright and the Fair Use Fallacy

In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), publishers are finding themselves at a crossroads. The emergence of generative artificial intelligence (G-AI) systems has brought about a technological revolution, but with it comes a pressing question: How do we protect our creative content in this new digital age? The Challenge: A recent white paper by the News-Media Alliance highlights a critical issue facing publishers today—the pervasive copying of expressive […]

Google SGE’s Impact on News: Publisher Strategies for a New Search Landscape

Google SGE’s Impact on News: Publisher Strategies for a New Search Landscape

The rise of artificial intelligence in search engines is a game-changer for news publishers. Google’s Search Generative Experience (SGE) is a clear indicator that AI’s role in content dissemination is growing. While this presents challenges, it also opens up a realm of strategic possibilities. This blog post aims to expand on specific strategies that publishers can implement to mitigate the potential negative impacts on their traffic and to thrive in […]

How to Use the New AI-Powered Features in Adobe Express

How to Use the New AI-Powered Features in Adobe Express

Introduction Adobe Express continues to evolve as the premier AI-powered creative platform, integrating new features that simplify and enhance all aspects of digital content creation. The latest release introduces generative AI capabilities and enhancements like Generative Fill, and Text to Template that remove creative barriers and streamline workflows. In this post, we’ll explore how to utilize these new tools to work faster, smarter, and more intuitively. We’ll also take a […]

Protecting Your Content from AI: Webinar Takeaways

Protecting Your Content from AI: Webinar Takeaways

Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing at breakneck speed, raising alarms among publishers about how their content could be used without permission. In a recent webinar, experts dug into the risks publishers face in the AI era, and what they can do to protect themselves.

Microsoft’s New Copyright Commitment: Key Questions

Microsoft’s New Copyright Commitment: Key Questions

Microsoft recently announced a potentially far-reaching new copyright commitment covering its AI copilot services. While bold, this move also raises important unanswered questions. What is Microsoft’s Copyright Commitment? In brief, Microsoft stated that for commercial customers, it will assume all legal liability for potential copyright claims stemming from use of copilots like GitHub Copilot and Microsoft 365 copilots. If a customer is sued, Microsoft will provide the legal defense and […]

Protecting Your Content in the Age of AI

Protecting Your Content in the Age of AI

Introduction The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has brought about a myriad of opportunities and challenges, especially for newspaper publishers who are increasingly moving their operations online. One of the most pressing issues is the protection of copyrighted content from AI web crawlers like OpenAI’s GPTBot. In this blog post, we’ll explore the current landscape, how publishers are responding, and what you can do to safeguard your content. The Current […]

Understanding Intellectual Property in the AI Era

Understanding Intellectual Property in the AI Era

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) shapes industries and drives innovation, intellectual property (IP) policies are at the forefront of national security, economic growth, and technological leadership. The recent lawsuits involving authors and digital artists suing tech developers over generative AI technology highlight the complexities and challenges in this field. National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Executives and academic leaders of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) […]

How Our-Hometown Helps Publishers Prevent Website Scraping for AI Training Models

How Our-Hometown Helps Publishers Prevent Website Scraping for AI Training Models

Our-Hometown is dedicated to helping local newspaper publishers across the country protect their digital content. As large language models powered by artificial intelligence continue expanding, our publishing clients face mounting threats of unauthorized scraping and reuse of their articles for AI training databases. At Our-Hometown, we’ve implemented multiple technical safeguards to combat this emerging risk. For customer websites we host and manage, Our-Hometown starts by offering comprehensive paywalls or requiring […]

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