Elastic announced the launch of the Elasticsearch Relevance Engine (ESRE), with built-in vector search and transformer models, which is designed to bring AI innovation to proprietary enterprise data. ESRE enables companies create secure deployments to take advantage of all their proprietary structured and unstructured data.
Elastic has made investments in foundational AI capabilities to democratize AI and machine learning for developers with a Unified APIs for vector search, BM25f search and hybrid search, plus a transformer model small enough to fit on a laptop’s memory.
Using a relevance engine, like ESRE, allows companies to take advantage of all of their structured and unstructured data to build custom generative AI (GAI) apps, without having to worry about the size and cost of running large language models. The ability to “bring your own” transformer model and integrate with third-party transformer models allows organizations to create secure deployments that leverage GAI on their specific business data. With ESRE, the companies and community of users that have invested in Elastic solutions can advance AI initiatives right now without a lot of additional resources.
Adobe unveiled Generative Fill in Photoshop, bringing Adobe Firefly generative AI capabilities directly into design workflows. The new Firefly-powered Generative Fill giving users a new way to work by easily adding, extending or removing content from images non-destructively using simple text prompts. This beta release of Photoshop is Adobe’s first Creative Cloud application to deeply integrate Firefly. Adobe plans to incorporate Firefly across Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, Experience Cloud and Adobe Express.
Generative Fill automatically matches perspective, lighting and style of images to enable users achieve results while reducing tedious tasks. Generative Fill expands creative expression and productivity and enhances creative confidence of creators with the use of natural language and concepts to generate digital content.
Photoshop’s Generative Fill feature is available in the desktop beta app today and will be generally available in the second half of 2023. Generative Fill is also available today as a module within the Firefly beta app for users interested in testing the new capabilities on the web.