Watch Adobe show off its impressive AI-powered vertical video tech

“The Adobe evangelist showed how easy it is to erase backgrounds and select subjects with the combined powers of Adobe’s Sensei AI engine and Intel’s chips. He also showed off Adobe’s AI-powered instant vertical-video tech, which can be used to create vertical clips from horizontal ones.”

Adobe CTO says AI will ‘democratize’ creative tools

  • “’What could we build that makes today’s Photoshop, or today’s Premiere, or today’s Illustrator look irrelevant five years from now?’ he asked.
  • In many cases, that means a lot more artificial intelligence; AI to flatten the learning curve, allowing the user to command apps like Photoshop not only by digging through menus, but by literally telling Photoshop what they want done (as in, with their voice).
  • Back in November, Adobe announced Photoshop Camera, a free iOS/Android app that repurposes the Photoshop engine into a lightweight but AI-heavy interface that allows for fancy filters and complex effects with minimal effort or learning required of the user.”

These 4 Hours on Cyber Monday Could Be Worth More Than $3 Billion to Businesses

  • “Cyber Monday is expected to pull in $9.4 billion this year, a $1.5 billion increase from last year’s online sales tally for the Monday after Thanksgiving. The real detail retailers need to know? Thirty percent of all sales made this Cyber Monday, which falls on December 2, will likely will be made in the specific four-hour window of 7 to 11 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Besides the uptick in sales on Cyber Monday itself, Adobe projects Thanksgiving will bring in $4.4 billion in online spending and Black Friday will drive another $7.5 billion. The five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday will generate about $29 billion in online sales, or about 20 percent of total holiday season revenue online, according to the report.”

Adobe’s Tatiana Mejia: “Create your own chance at bat.”

“Adobe Sensei, our AI and ML technology, is purpose-built for digital experiences and focuses on three intelligence domains: creative, content and experience. Today, it is powering dozens of features across all of Adobe’s products, but I am most excited about what is coming next. For example, we are working to infuse AI into new mediums like augmented reality (AR).”


There are many uses for AI including eCommerce, financial services, medical and military applications but this is one I’m truly excited about…leveraging AI to dominate your family and friends in your March Madness bracket.

For those that are new to my blog, I’ve been in Austin since 2010, but I call Indiana home…where basketball is a religion (queue the movie Hoosiers).

So, I did some research and discovered that Adobe Analytics is attempting to help basketball fans by leveraging their AI and Machine Learning to #HackTheBracket.

Pick your match-up. Predict the winner.

What impact does season-long performance have at the big tournament? We use Adobe Analytics to project head-to-head outcomes and give you a bracket-busting edge.* Select a team from each dropdown list to see the probable result.

Download the full Adobe tournament prediction powered by machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other marketing buzzwords (no promises you’ll beat your family and friends if you copy this).

With that in mind, I’m leveraging these picks as an “AI Experiment” but I do so with great trepidation, because the model is predicting all 4 – #1 seeds to make the Final Four.

Update: I just discovered via a new source ( that all of the #1 seeds making the Final Four has only occurred once in history. Check out this link of details.

In the last decade this has happened twice (2016 and 2009). If you’re a basketball fan and a data junkie check out the stats on this CBS site.