April 18, 2024

OpenAI unveils groundbreaking text-to-video model ‘Sora’

AI model can create minute-long videos

In a significant stride towards enhancing artificial intelligence’s comprehension of the physical world, OpenAI has introduced ‘Sora,’ a cutting-edge text-to-video model capable of generating high-quality videos up to a minute in length.

Sora, developed through large-scale training of generative models on video data, utilises a transformer architecture to operate on spacetime patches of video and image latent codes.

OpenAI’s most significant model to date, Sora, boasts the ability to create intricate scenes with multiple characters, specific types of motion, and accurate details of both subject and background from text prompts.

OpenAI is now granting access to Sora for red teamers, visual artists, designers, and filmmakers seeking feedback to refine the model further.

The model’s proficiency in understanding language prompts and generating dynamic, emotionally expressive characters has garnered attention.

Certain limitations

Despite its remarkable capabilities, Sora is not without its limitations. It may struggle with accurately simulating the physics of complex scenes and understanding specific cause-and-effect instances. Spatial details and precise descriptions of events over time may also pose challenges.

To ensure the responsible deployment of Sora, OpenAI is taking rigorous safety measures.

Red teamers, experts in areas like misinformation, hateful content, and bias, are adversarially testing the model.

Tools, including a detection classifier for identifying Sora-generated content, are being developed to prevent the spread of misleading information.

OpenAI plans to engage with policymakers, educators, and artists globally to address concerns and identify positive applications for the technology.

The company emphasises the importance of learning from real-world use to enhance the safety of AI systems continually.

Building on the success of previous models like DALL·E and GPT, Sora incorporates the recaptioning technique from DALL·E 3.

This technique enhances the model’s ability to follow user text instructions in generated videos faithfully. Additionally, Sora can create videos from text prompts, animate still images precisely, and extend existing videos.

As Sora marks a milestone in AI development, OpenAI envisions its role as a foundation for models that can understand and simulate the real world, a crucial step towards achieving Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

The deployment of Sora in OpenAI’s products is anticipated, pending further safety measures and community engagement. Stay tuned for more updates on this groundbreaking technology.

Featured image: Sora incorporates the recaptioning technique from DALL·E 3. Image: OpenAI

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