Kibo Spins Off Personalization Tools As Monetate

Omni-channel commerce platform Kibo bought personalization vendors Monetate and Certona back in 2019 with the intent of combining commerce and personalization in one solution.   Kibo hasn’t dropped that vision, but just sold its personalization tools to a private investment firm which will market them to other companies under the Monetate brand.  Kibo will continue to use the tools in its own system.

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Getty Offers Gen AI Tool Built Only with Licensed Images

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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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