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OpenAI Sora: Create Jaw-Dropping Videos from Text Prompts

OpenAI unveils Sora, a text-to-video generator that creates videos from text prompts, raising concerns about potential misuse.

OpenAI has been making waves in the AI world with its groundbreaking Chat-GPT and DALL-E text-to-image generator. Now, the tech giant is taking things to the next level with the launch of Sora, a new text-to-video platform.

Sora allows users to create up to a one-minute video using only text prompts. The AI-based text-to-video generator is powered by a simple text box that lets users input any text prompts they want. Sora then returns a video that matches the request, no matter how detailed it may be.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently took to X (formerly Twitter) to solicit prompts from followers, retweeting videos based on those requests. One example includes a video of two golden retrievers podcasting on top of a mountain, generated effortlessly by Sora.

The potential of Sora is showcased on OpenAI's website, with examples including a video of a litter of golden retriever puppies playing in the snow. The resulting footage looks remarkably realistic, even with some room for fine-tuning.

The platform can handle specific text prompts, producing impressive results. For instance, a detailed prompt asking for a movie trailer featuring a 30-year-old spaceman wearing a red wool knitted motorcycle helmet, set against a blue sky and salt desert, shot on 35mm film with vivid colors, was successfully created.

While Sora is not yet available for public use, it is being tested by a select group of users and individuals in the creative community. OpenAI has not announced a specific release date, but it's clear that the company is committed to refining the platform before making it widely accessible.

The emergence of Sora raises concerns about the potential misuse of the technology. With the increasing prevalence of deepfakes, Sora could be exploited for nefarious purposes. To address this, OpenAI plans to embed metadata and other artifacts in its videos to help users determine their authenticity. The company also hopes that its team of testers and experts will identify and address potential areas of misinformation or harmful content.

Despite these measures, OpenAI acknowledges that it may not be able to address all possible misuse of the technology. The company emphasizes the importance of learning from real-world use to create and release increasingly safe AI systems over time.

While Sora's initial videos show promise, some are clearly fake and lack the resolution and realism expected from real-world videos. However, with time and testing, it will be interesting to see what Sora can deliver if and when it becomes available to the public.

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