New OpenAI Technology Can Create Realistic Video From a Line of Text

Ginger Adams Otis


Feb 16, 2024

OpenAI has introduced new technology that uses artificial intelligence to create high-quality videos from text descriptions.

The company released short clips showcasing vivid, seemingly realistic videos, including woolly mammoths trekking across a snowy field, ocean waves crashing against a cliff’s shoreline and people doing everyday things like reading a book or walking down a city street.

OpenAI calls the new system Sora. It takes a written prompt and, through AI, renders a richly detailed video. OpenAI is one of many companies like Alphabet’s Google and Meta Platforms seeking to capitalize on new AI-video developments.