This Week’s Most Interesting Stories

Adobe says, “AI Will Not Replace Artists”

Addressing the fear that AI could one day replace artists, Adobe’s Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky said at Adobe MAX 2022 that AI should only ever be “your co-pilot in creative endeavors.” He said Adobe wanted to develop its AI offering thoughtfully, “approaching the idea from a creator-centric perspective. We want it to benefit creatives, not replace them.”

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Shelly’s Blog: The Observable Metaverse

When someone says “the metaverse,” what do they mean? At the moment, the observable metaverse is a continuum that spans experiences from virtual reality (VR) through mixed reality (MR) to augmented reality (AR). The experiences are different, but some of the most successful metaverse projects share many common creative and technological attributes. What are they? To help figure it out, we’ve been developing a framework we call the Standard Model of the Metaverse.

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Hyper-Fashion Forward

CALA, a company that calls itself the world’s first fashion and lifestyle operating system, announced it is using the DALL-E API to empower users to generate new visual design ideas from natural text descriptions or uploaded reference images.

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Stable Diffusion Porn

“Porn leads tech” is axiomatic, so it should surprise no one that some of the earliest, most innovative (and most provocative) images being created using the open source AI image generator Stable Diffusion are NSFW.

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Mastercard will help banks offer cryptocurrency trading

Mastercard is launching a program to let financial institutions offer cryptocurrency trading to their clients.

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Apple’s mixed reality headset reportedly uses iris scanning for payments and sign-ins

Apple’s mixed reality headset is rumored to use iris scanning for payments, and might beat Meta’s Quest Pro in key areas.

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Interpol Launches ‘First-Ever Metaverse’ Designed for Global Law Enforcement

The global police organization unveiled its own metaverse, indicating that more oversight of virtual worlds is imminent.

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South Carolina house sold as NFT for $175,000

A real estate investor purchased a three-bedroom house in South Carolina via an NFT marketplace over the weekend for USD 175000 paid in USDC.

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Audius aims to provide virtual concerts via acquisition

Audius aims to become the go-to metaverse concert platform via its acquisition of, which provides virtual music experiences.

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