Qualified humans must not fear bots: Adobe on Artificial Intelligence


As (AI)-powered smart devices and solutions gather momentum globally amid fears of “bots” taking over jobs soon, a top executive has allayed such fears, saying will actually assist people intelligently.


“Saying will take over the creativity of humans is not right. It will take away a lot of stuff that you have to do in a mundane way. A human mind is a lot more creative than a machine,” Shanmugh Natarajan, Executive Director and Vice President (Products) at Adobe, told IANS in an interview.



“With AI, we are trying to make the work easier. It is not like self-driving cars where your driver is getting replaced. I think creativity is going to stay for a long time,” Natarajan added.


Market research firm Gartner recently said that CIOs will have a major role to play in preparing businesses for the impact that will have on business strategy and human employment.


Global enterprises like are now betting on India to boost in diverse sectors across the country.


The company has a massive set-up in India, with over 5,200 employees spread across four campuses in Noida and Bengaluru and its R&D labs claim a significant share of global innovations.


According to Natarajan, a lot of work related to AI, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) is being done in Adobe’s India R&D Labs.


“The way we have structured our India labs is very similar to how larger have structured it. There are separate lab initiatives and areas, including digital media, creative lab, Big Data and marketing-related labs and, obviously, document is a big part and we have labs associated with it as well,” the executive said.


“With the Cloud platform, we are trying to provide a framework where people with the domain expertise can come and set their data and machine learning algorithms in play and then train the systems and let the systems learn,” Natarajan explained.


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