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OpenAI Unveils Sora, a Cutting-Edge AI Model Capable of Generating Realistic 60-Second Videos from Text Prompts

In a recent blog post on Wednesday, artificial intelligence trailblazer OpenAI introduced its latest innovation, Sora, a groundbreaking AI model designed to create “realistic” and “imaginative” 60-second videos based on concise text prompts.

The company highlighted Sora’s impressive capabilities, emphasizing its capacity to generate videos with a duration of up to 60 seconds. Sora can craft scenes featuring multiple characters, specific types of motion, and intricate background details, showcasing a remarkable understanding of both user prompts and their physical-world implications.

OpenAI expressed its intention to further train Sora to assist users in solving real-world problems through interactive AI models.

This development marks the latest stride from OpenAI, renowned for its viral chatbot, ChatGPT, in advancing the field of generative AI. While “multi-modal models” and text-to-video models already exist, industry expert Reece Hayden, a senior analyst at ABI Research, noted that Sora stands out due to its claimed length and accuracy.

Hayden suggested potential applications in digital entertainment markets, particularly in creating personalized content for diverse channels, such as short scenes supporting narratives in television.

However, OpenAI acknowledged that Sora is a work in progress, citing specific “weaknesses” in dealing with spatial details, including occasional confusion between left and right, and cause-and-effect scenarios. An example provided was the model’s challenge in depicting a video of someone biting a cookie without showing a corresponding bite mark.

Emphasizing safety, OpenAI shared its commitment to collaborating with experts to assess potential risks, including misinformation, hateful content, and bias. The company is actively developing tools to identify and combat misleading information.

OpenAI plans an initial release of Sora to cybersecurity professors (“red teamers”) for harm and risk assessment. Additionally, access will be granted to visual artists, designers, and filmmakers to gather feedback on creative professional applications.

This unveiling coincides with OpenAI’s ongoing enhancements to ChatGPT. In a recent update, the company announced testing a feature allowing users to control ChatGPT’s memory, enabling personalized conversations by instructing the platform to remember or forget specific discussions. Source: CNN

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