Coalesce Raises $26 Million for GUI-Driven Data Transformations

Coalesce lacks a cute animal mascot but they’re part of the super-hot data preparation space, driven by companies’ need to manage big data efficiently.  They just raised a $26 million Series A for a transformation tool that combines the efficiency of a graphical user interface with power of a code-driven system.  How exciting is that?

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Getty Offers Gen AI Tool Built Only with Licensed Images

September 28, 2023

Unauthorized training data isn’t an existential threat to generative AI but it’s certainly a headache for users and developers alike.  Most developers are trying to exclude materials that creators have explicitly labeled as unauthorized and citing “fair use” as justification for copying everything else.  Getty Images has taken an opposite approach, building its gen AI tool only on materials that are explicitly licensed.  It’s possible that tracing the provenance of training data will become a standard, similar to how organic food producers trace the origins of their ingredients.

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