A whole lot has happened in the creative industry, some have shaken us, some made us happy, some scared us, some made us hopeful that the creative space will eventually become more than it is now and so many other reactions. This is why we have thought to help you revisit those feelings again and at the same time re-inform you of some of the groundbreaking creative news that has been recorded in the creative space in the year 2022. With no further ado, make this article a compass, and find your way through the varieties of news that we present to your screen.
1. Creatives In Awe As OpenAI Releases ChatGPT
OpenAI has trained a model called ChatGPT which interacts in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.
2. Africa’s First Multi-Lingual Humanoid Launched In Nigeria
Omeife, Africa’s first humanoid is with near-human resemblance, language competency, movement, navigation, and behavioural intelligence using AI and computer vision capabilities.
Omeife could speak eight different languages, which include: English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, French, Arabic, Kiswahili, Pidgin, Wazobia, and Afrikaans. Creating Omeife shows an increase in the AI capabilities.
3. Youtube Announces New Ways Global Creators Can Earn On The Platform
With an expectation to go global in 2023, YouTube has announced different ways to support global creatives and small creators on the platform in making money.
Shorts are becoming increasingly popular and YouTube has decided that 45% profits from ads shown between shorts will be collated and shared with creators.
4. FG Bans The Use Of Foreign Models, Voice-Over Artists In Nigerian Adverts
The federal government banned the use of foreign models and voice-over artists for advertisements in Nigeria on August 22nd, 2022. According to Olalekan Fadolapo, director-general of the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON the ban is a strategic step to promote local creative content and talents while increasing economic growth. The new policy took effect on October 1, 2022.
5. Adobe Acquires Figma For $20 Billion
Figma allows designers to designs interactive mobile and web applications to collaborate through multi-player workflows, sophisticated design systems and a rich, extensible developer ecosystem.
Adobe announced that it is acquiring Figma for $20 billion, comprised of approximately half cash and half stock. It is interesting to note that Figma was valued at $10 billion by the end of May 2021 when it raised $200 million.
A lot has happened this year, and more is definitely coming, so how do you prepare to get the most out of it as a creative? I have an answer to that, it’s by simply being well-informed and updated on creative news in the creative space. It’s the end of the year and I’m super excited to begin 2023, and I hope you feel the same too. My Christmas gift to you is an invitation to join our last How-To Webinar for the year. Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
Till Next year, Stay creatively informed.