Technology has transcended human thoughts and is creating new possibilities and building new opportunities. While this is accepted by most of us, It is also frowned upon by some.
Adobe, a tech giant and one of the pioneers in the field of creative software, multimedia, and graphic design is building a new AI-based software combined with machine learning and image recognition to automate designer’s basic tasks like editing photos and designing web pages.On the surface, this might seem exciting, But the consequences are not quite similar.
Understanding The Automation Of Web And Graphic Design:
The automation software, which is being built by Adobe (unnamed as of now) uses “sensei,” an AI and Machine Learning based software created by Adobe itself, And this is being integrated into the Adobe Experience Manager CMS, to automate web design and graphic design for large enterprise customers.The idea of “human-augmented” design where the user receives recommendations from AI, which can be manually overridden by the user, is pursued to build the software.This mix of AI, machine learning and image recognition is a pinnacle of automated graphic software and is pioneered by Adobe.
Role Of AI And Machine Learning:
The AI includes two major parts one being, the image recognition tool, used to crop the images automatically based on image sizes and resolutions best suited for the web pages and the other understands text metadata attached to the photos for design decisions.This output of AI is amplified by the introduction of machine learning.Similar to your youtube recommendations based on your searches and history. Machine learning in any field relates the data to your previous inputs and analyzes your priorities accordingly and gives you an apt recommendation. While machine learning is great at analyzing large data and priorities it is still a small kid at understanding quality or taste.
While machine learning and AI help a lot in doing time-consuming yet simple basic level jobs such as image cropping or adjusting font size accordingly.It should be kept in mind that graphic designers and web developers are still needed to do lots of personalization and other design related work.
Considering the use of AI, machine learning and image recognition, the project, on the whole, takes page layout, color, font size and style and different parameters as the input and recommends a appropriate web page to the user. While the personalization of the web page might be limited.But, it should be understood that the unnamed project is based for large enterprises which seek fast solutions to minor problems like fundamental image editing and basic web design.
How Does It Affect The Professional Web Or Graphic Designers:
The obvious implication made by the unnamed project is to replace the core level web designers, who only do fundamental tasks like image cropping and basic web design with AI. But someone who wants build a career in web design or graphic design will only do the beginner’s tasks for a short period before moving complex tasks. In the end, the professional designers are not much affected. So, As of now, it is not something to fret about, since, it lacks personalization factor and is only at a very basic stage of its production.But the future is unpredictable.Because of intensive research in fields of AI, machine learning and image processing organizations such as Adobe might be able to put forward products, which are only a pure science fiction as of now.