We’re thrilled to welcome Sipa USA to the CEPIC family! As a leading international media agency specialising in entertainment, news, and sports content, Sipa USA brings a wealth of experience and expertise. With a roster of top media companies as clients, Sipa USA is dedicated to delivering high-quality content to audiences worldwide.
Envato, under the leadership of CEO Hichame Assi, has embedded diversity at its core. In 2023 they introduced ‘Embrace Diversity’ as a central theme and showed their commitment by adhering to Workplace Gender Equality Australia standards, using metrics like the Australian Workplace Equality Index for gender and LGBTQ inclusivity. Read more from their 2023 DE&I report…
In a significant development for the AI industry in Australia, the Australian Government announced it will adopt a risk-based and proportionate approach to AI regulation. Recognizing that Australia’s current regulatory framework does not adequately address the unique challenges associated with AI technologies… Read on for more.
As the AI Act approaches a critical vote by member states on 2nd February 2024, 71 organisations spanning various cultural industries have penned a collective appeal to Mr Gabriel Attal, the Prime Minister of France. The appeal, driven by concerns over potential attempts to dilute copyright protections for European AI operators, emphasises the need for a balanced approach that respects copyright while fostering innovation.
vAIsual, a valued member of CEPIC, proudly announces the launch of its PeopleMaker app on Canva, the renowned all-in-one visual communication platform. This marks vAIsual’s first commercially released AI model, and it is a significant achievement for the company, being 100% legally clean.
With great sadness the industry has lost another pioneer of stock photography, Alfonso Gutierrez, he approached everything with passion and speed. I can attest for this after spending 8 years on the CEPIC Committee, with him as President, and travelling as a passenger in his car.
It is with deep sorrow that we bid farewell to Alfonso Gutierrez, a visionary leader who was President of CEPIC from 2013 to 2021.
In a shocking revelation, one of the largest datasets fuelling AI advancements has been removed from circulation after the discovery of disturbing content. The dataset was found to contain thousands of instances of suspected child sexual abuse material.
The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), proposed by the Commission in April 2021.
Emily Shelley, the newly elected President, expresses her gratitude to members for their support and emphasises the significant impact of AI in the industry. She highlights the board’s commitment to ensuring a positive shift, lobbying for transparency, copyright protection, and ethical use of generative AI.