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OpenAI’s new video generation tool could learn a lot from babies | John Naughton

OpenAI’s new video generation tool could learn a lot from babies | John Naughton

“First text, then images, now OpenAI has a model for generating videos,” screamed Mashable the other day. The makers of ChatGPT and Dall-E had just announced Sora, a text-to-video diffusion model. Cue excited commentary all over the web about what will doubtless become known as T2V, covering the usual spectrum – from “Does this mark the end of [insert threatened activity here]?” to “meh” and everything in between. Sora (the name is Japanese for “sky”) is not the first T2V tool, but it looks more sophisticated than earlier efforts like Meta’s Make-a-Video AI. It can turn a brief text description into a detailed, high-definition film clip up to a minute long. For example, the prompt “A cat waking up its sleeping owner, demanding breakfast. The owner tries to ignore the cat, but the cat tries new tactics, and finally, the owner pulls out his secret stash of treats from underneath the pillow to hold off the cat a little longer,” produces a slick video clip that would go viral on any social network. Cute, eh? …

Tyler Perry Nixes Huge Film Studio Expansion, Says He Can Just Green Screen in Backgrounds From OpenAI’s Sora

Tyler Perry Nixes Huge Film Studio Expansion, Says He Can Just Green Screen in Backgrounds From OpenAI’s Sora

But is that the real reason? Open and Shut Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry says he’s so taken by the power of OpenAI’s video generation tool Sora that he’s paused the $800 million expansion of his gigantic Atlanta studio. The “Precious” producer dropped the bomb about the studio pause in the middle of an interview this week with The Hollywood Reporter, in which he expressed amazement at the power of the text-to-video Sora. “I no longer would have to travel to locations,” Perry rhapsodized. “If I wanted to be in the snow in Colorado, it’s text. If I wanted to write a scene on the moon, it’s text, and this AI can generate it like nothing.” He did spare a thought for those whose jobs would be lost, though. “It makes me worry so much about all of the people in the business,” he told the outlet. “I think of all of the construction workers and contractors who are not going to be employed because I’m not doing this next phase of the studio because …

OpenAI’s Video-Generating AI Is “Doomed to Failure,” Says Meta’s Top AI Scientist

OpenAI’s Video-Generating AI Is “Doomed to Failure,” Says Meta’s Top AI Scientist

Harsh words from one of AI’s godfathers. Pixel Imperfect Sora, OpenAI’s new AI model for generating video, has become the talk of the town since its release last week. But Yann LeCun, chief AI scientist at Meta, doesn’t think the much-hyped text-to-video model is all that. In particular, LeCun takes issue with OpenAI’s claims that its work with Sora will eventually enable the building of “general purpose simulators of the physical world.” If that’s the case, LeCun argues, its approach to creating a “world simulator” is dead wrong. “Modeling the world for action by generating pixels is as wasteful and doomed to failure as the largely-abandoned idea of ‘analysis by synthesis,’” he wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter. Generation Complication LeCun is one of the so-called godfathers of AI — and perhaps the bluntest and most outspoken one at that. While the other two godfathers lament what they’ve unleashed, LeCun has pushed on with his work at Meta, never afraid to criticize his competitors. With his comments here, he’s referring to an age-old …

OpenAI’s Sam Altman and Intel’s Pat Gelsinger defend big spending on AI

OpenAI’s Sam Altman and Intel’s Pat Gelsinger defend big spending on AI

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger got a lot of press today as he launched Intel Foundry as a systems foundry business designed for the AI era. And he ended the day with an even bigger newsmaker, as he closed an event of Silicon Valley movers and shakers with a fireside chat with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. Gelsinger is risking a lot, spending $25 billion a year on new chip factories that will take advantage of the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act, and he sought some validation for this strategy from Altman. “You know, stocks go up, stocks go down. Whatever. But over the next couple of decades, those squiggles will even out. We’ll figure out the research challenges [for AI]. And I would bet the world is going to need a lot more wafers than they have today,” Altman said. “Well, that’s good to hear. Because I’m building a lot of factories,” replied Gelsinger, prompting a laugh from …

More Details on OpenAI’s Sora Video Generator

More Details on OpenAI’s Sora Video Generator

OpenAI has once again captured the tech community’s attention with the introduction of Sora, a name inspired by the Japanese word for “Sky.” This state-of-the-art text-to-video AI model is reshaping the landscape of video generation technology with its ability to produce highly realistic and coherent videos. If you’re fascinated by the intersection of technology and creativity, the emergence of Sora is something you’ll want to know more about. What Sets Sora Apart At the heart of Sora’s innovation is its unprecedented capability to transform textual prompts or images into videos that last up to a minute, a feat that previously seemed a distant dream. This model is not just about the creation of videos; it’s about crafting experiences that are remarkably realistic and maintain consistency from one frame to the next. Whether you’re a content creator looking to bring your wildest imaginations to life or a tech enthusiast curious about the latest advancements, Sora’s technological superiority is sure to pique your interest. Here’s a breakdown of what makes Sora a standout: Realism and Length: Compared …

A Closer Look at OpenAI’s Sora Video Generator

A Closer Look at OpenAI’s Sora Video Generator

In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, OpenAI has once again pushed the boundaries with the introduction of Sora, a cutting-edge AI model designed to transform the way we think about video generation. This remarkable tool stands out by creating videos up to 60 seconds long from just a text prompt. For those keen on exploring the frontiers of AI and video production, Sora represents not just an advancement but a whole new realm of possibilities. What Sets Sora Apart? Imagine typing a description and watching it come to life as a detailed video with dynamic camera movements and characters brimming with emotion. This is the reality with Sora. The model’s ability to generate such intricate visuals marks a significant leap from its predecessors, which were limited to producing much shorter clips. Whether it’s a serene natural landscape or a bustling urban setting, Sora brings the text to vivid life with unparalleled detail. Diving into Sora’s Capabilities For those curious about the extent of what Sora can achieve, the examples shared by OpenAI are nothing …

Realism of OpenAI’s Sora video generator raises security concerns

Realism of OpenAI’s Sora video generator raises security concerns

The AI program Sora generated a video featuring this artificial woman based on a text prompt Sora/OpenAI OpenAI has unveiled its latest artificial intelligence system, a program called Sora that can transform text descriptions into photorealistic videos. The video generation model is spurring excitement about advancing AI technology, along with growing concerns over how artificial deepfake videos worsen misinformation and disinformation during a pivotal election year worldwide. The Sora AI model can currently create videos up to 60 seconds long using either text instructions alone or text combined with an image. One demonstration video starts with a text prompt that describes how “a stylish woman walks down a Tokyo street filled with warm glowing neon and animated city signage”. Other examples include a dog frolicking in the snow, vehicles driving along roads and more fantastical scenarios such as sharks swimming in midair between city skyscrapers. “As with other techniques in generative AI, there is no reason to believe that text-to-video will not continue to rapidly improve – moving us closer and closer to a time …

OpenAI’s Sora Is a Total Mystery

OpenAI’s Sora Is a Total Mystery

A new program from the ChatGPT maker promises to create videos from simple text prompts, but little is known about how it will actually work. One of the Sora sample videos released by OpenAI. The entire scene was generated by AI. (Courtesy OpenAI) February 16, 2024, 4:39 PM ET Yesterday afternoon, OpenAI teased Sora, a video-generation model that promises to convert written text prompts into highly realistic videos. Footage released by the company depicts such examples as “a Shiba Inu dog wearing a beret and black turtleneck” and “in an ornate, historical hall, a massive tidal wave peaks and begins to crash.” The excitement from the press has been reminiscent of the buzz surrounding the image creator DALL-E or ChatGPT in 2022: Sora is described as “eye-popping,” “world-changing,” and “breathtaking, yet terrifying.” The imagery is genuinely impressive. At a glance, one example of an animated “fluffy monster” looks better than Shrek; an “extreme close up” of a woman’s eye, complete with a reflection of the scene in front of her, is startlingly lifelike. But Sora is …

The More We See of OpenAI’s Text-to-Video AI Sora, the Less Impressed We Are

The More We See of OpenAI’s Text-to-Video AI Sora, the Less Impressed We Are

OpenAI unveiled its new text-to-video AI to great fanfare on Thursday, dazzling the masses — or, at least, all of the Very Online AI Guys — with a series of AI-generated video clips. It’s safe to say that the hype machine is fully up and running: although the model has yet to be opened to the public, X-formerly-Twitter was quickly stacked with long and lionizing threads sharing various Sora-spun videos and the prompts used to generate them. “It’s been 24 hours since the OpenAI changed the AI video world with Sora,” read one such post, shared by AI influencer Rowan Cheung. “Here are the 14 most mindblowing video generations so far…” “Yesterday, Sora dropped, revolutionizing AI video forever,” added another blue-check AI optimist. “Simulation Theory believers are feeling vindicated.” To OpenAI’s credit, the first Sora videos it released — like this sharp-looking scene of AI-generated woolly mammoths — are legitimately impressive. And the company surely laid out the red carpet, proclaiming in an introductory blog post that the new model “understands not only what the …

OpenAI’s Sora pushes us one mammoth step closer towards the AI abyss

OpenAI’s Sora pushes us one mammoth step closer towards the AI abyss

It’s hard to write about Sora without feeling like your mind is melting. But after OpenAI’s surprise artificial intelligence announcement yesterday afternoon, we have our best evidence yet of what a yet unregulated, consequence-free tech industry wants to sell you: a suite of energy-hungry black box AI products capable of producing photorealistic media that pushes the boundaries of legality, privacy, and objective reality. Barring decisive, thoughtful, and comprehensive regulation, the online landscape could very well become virtually unrecognizable, and somehow even more untrustworthy, than ever before. Once the understandable “wow” factor of hyperreal woolly mammoths and paper art ocean scapes wears off, CEO Sam Altman’s newest distortion project remains concerning. Introducing Sora, our text-to-video model. Sora can create videos of up to 60 seconds featuring highly detailed scenes, complex camera motion, and multiple characters with vibrant emotions. https://t.co/7j2JN27M3W Prompt: “Beautiful, snowy… pic.twitter.com/ruTEWn87vf — OpenAI (@OpenAI) February 15, 2024 The concept behind Sora (Japanese for “sky”) is nothing particularly new: It apparently is an AI program capable of generating high-definition video based solely on a user’s descriptive text …