Adobe claims that it may use your data to improve its services. Does this mean it’s training its AI with your files?
Adobe is one of the biggest creative software companies. It provides leading technology to help you design your greatest work. With its cloud-based subscription model, you are always ahead of the curve and provided access to its latest tools and features.
But could this be a negative? Is there a chance that Adobe is accessing your data to train its AI?
Is Adobe Using Your Data to Train Its AI?
Since Adobe became a largely cloud-based product in 2013, we’ve seen the benefits in the quick release of new design tools, the option to back up your work to the cloud, and the easy integration of saving and opening work across different Adobe products.
But your files in the cloud might be used to train Adobe’s AI. Adobe Sensei is Adobe’s AI technology integrated into its software to help improve your workflow. How does it improve your workflow? It uses your data for content analysis to track common work patterns.
Adobe’s content analysis FAQ page claims it may analyze your content to develop and improve its products and services. It isn’t explicit what this means or how it works, but if you’re precious about your work, it may be an issue.
How to Opt Out of Content Analysis
The good news is you can opt out of content analysis. Log in to your Adobe account and go to the Privacy and personal data page. Switch off the Content analysis toggle. You can also toggle off Desktop app usage to opt out of any tracking.
Another way to ensure Adobe cannot access your work for any reason is by not using cloud storage via Adobe Creative Cloud and saving your work locally instead. Then your work will be safe from Adobe’s prying eyes.
Adobe Creative Cloud works in clever ways to help keep your local storage unused and offers multiple programs via the cloud, but by analyzing your data and workflow for other purposes, it could also be to your detriment.
Stay in Control of Your Files
It’s sneaky of Adobe to not make it obvious that it wants to follow your workflow and track your data, but it’s easy to opt out. This is a small reminder to read the terms and conditions when signing up for products and to routinely check privacy information for cloud-based services like Adobe Creative Cloud.
Of course, Adobe doesn’t make it obvious what it means by analyzing your content, so agreeing to let it use your information for product improvements is a personal choice.