OpenAI generates lifelike videos

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The Future. OpenAI is teasing a new text-to-video generating system called “Sora” — a tool that could put a lot of people out of work. It still has some kinks, but its existence may finally spur Hollywood studios (not just their talent) to prepare legal action against the AI industry for potential copyright infringement.

Movie mimicry
If you thought generative AI images were controversial, OpenAI’s new video generator is about to take things to a whole new level.

  • Sora, named after the Japanese word for “sky,” can generate minute-long videos that have the capability of looking close to true-to-life.
  • It’s not yet available to the public. Only a small group of academics and researchers have been given access to the tool to test it.

Like with ChatGPT and DALL-E, OpenAI is tightlipped about Sora’s training data but did tell NYT that it was trained on “both publicly available videos and videos that were licensed from copyright holders”… which is quite vague.

BTW, the potential to create digital misinformation is at an all-time high. OpenAI said that Sora’s videos will soon have metadata that labels them as AI, and they currently have a watermark… but the company admits that those may be hard to spot and can even be removed.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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