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OpenAI’s Sora: Bridging the Gap Between Text and Video

Last week tech and design industry woke up and witnessed the greatest evolution in AI technology which is the improved and updated Open AI Sora. If you still unaware of what is sora? Don’t worry besties! We have got covered. So imagine Sora like a magic tool that can create a marvelous video with just a prompt of a few texts. Seems unreal right? It’s not because it’s here. Sora is the new reality of video and animation production. 

What is Sora? 

Sora is an artificial intelligence, large learning model that is developed to allow users to create stunning videos with just a few words. Back in November 2022, when ChatGPT made it possible to generate all sorts of content with just a prompt, people were left dazzled by OpenAI’s invention. Now everyone knows what is chat GPT, last week Open AI, again became the talk of the town after introducing Sora. The Open AI team released a few stunning hyper-realistic videos which made people awestruck with its quality. 

Technical Prowess

Sora’s magic lies in its unique blend of cutting-edge techniques. It leverages transformer architecture, similar to popular text-based language models, allowing it to grasp the nuances of human language and translate them into visual cues. The diffusion model approach also ensures smooth transitions and maintains image coherence throughout the video.

The open AI team shared a recent video generated by Sora, in which a pretty butterfly is swimming in a deep ocean which stunned the public with its great quality and hyper-realistic nature. 

Imagine you have a cute picture of your pet and you thought how great it would be if this was a video. With Sora, you can also transform static images into video. Apart from this, the model is proficient in making videos of any format from 1920 x 1080 to 1080 x 1920 and everything in between.  You can fuel your creativity with this model by generating beautiful and aesthetic images of your choice.

It can assist filmmakers and directors in visualizing their story concepts, giving them the unique experience of video making. Sora can give shape to your ideas, future imagination, or the reality you want to create.

Sora can be a helpful tool in the field of education. It can create interactive videos of complex concepts helping students understand it more easily.

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Safety and Responsible Development

OpenAI recognizes the risk of unethical use of the model and is continuously working towards addressing safety concerns. They have collaborated with dedicated professionals who will identify and reduce risks. Additionally, the initial access is limited to artists, designers, and filmmakers, allowing for controlled accessibility and feedback before public release. 

Limitation and Future Scope

While being great at what it is doing, Sora is still a work-in-progress model. Currently, it offers only minute-long video generation. However, with OpenAI’s commitment to continuously improving the model, it seems that very soon, the model will be more advanced and will give the flexibility to produce videos with more than 1-minute duration.

Some other weaknesses it may have are issues with accurately simulating the physics of a complex scene, understanding specific instances of cause and effect, confusing spatial details, and struggling with precise descriptions of events that take place over time.

Another area of concern is that overreliance on AI models for developing creative art could limit the creativity skills of humans. 

People on social media have varied opinions on Sora. Many artists, animators, and filmmakers took to social media to discuss how this new development could destroy the originality of the videos and animation and the risk of it taking over their jobs. The internet is divided into two halves on the topic of Sora. Some are concerned about their profession, and some are excited about Sora AI’s public release.

Open AI Sora is a work-in-progress model but has endless potential for growth ahead. It is capable of changing the way animations or videos are generated. By keeping an eye on the potential risks and adopting preventive measures and continuously improving the model, Open AI seems to bring revolution to the creative industry.