Poor performance since recent updates

Since an update earlier this fall, I’m finding Topaz.AI to be very slow. Loading an image requires 10+ seconds, processing and generating previews takes longer, and even trying to edit preferences lags by seconds. I did not experience this when I first installed Topaz.AI when I purchased it in July.

I’m operating Topaz AI 2.1.2 on a 2020 Macbook Pro M1 w/16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD.