AI Actors are Here! What Comes Next?

Curious Refuge
12 Jan 202420:22

TLDRThe video script discusses the latest advancements in AI in film and media, highlighting Meta's AI algorithm for automatic acting, the Magnific tool for image upscaling, and voice cloning on Runway. It also covers new features on the Meta Quest 3 for reliving memories, 3D modeling tools from various labs, and AI-generated films. The script emphasizes the growing role of AI in creating content and improving the quality of media assets.


  • ๐ŸŽฌ AI actors and automated acting are becoming more prevalent, with Meta's AI algorithm capable of lip-syncing and motion based on audio files.
  • ๐Ÿค– The AI tool 'Magnific' allows for upscaling images by 16 times, enhancing detail and resolution, useful for historical documents and assets.
  • ๐Ÿš€ 'Runway' has introduced a voice cloning tool that enables users to clone their voices or others for various applications.
  • ๐ŸŒ 'Pabs' has come out of beta and now offers membership tiers for access to its AI tools, similar to 'Runway'.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Meta Quest 3 now supports projecting iPhone videos or images into the user's environment, offering potential for reliving memories.
  • ๐Ÿ—๏ธ A new 3D modeling tool enables the creation of 3D Gaussian Splat models from uploaded images, indicating a future where 3D models are primarily created from prompts or images.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Luma Labs has developed a feature for text to 3D model conversion, expanding the capabilities of AI in 3D modeling without the need for images.
  • ๐ŸŽญ 'Artflow' is an online tool that allows for the generation of consistent AI characters for images and videos, addressing the challenge of character consistency.
  • ๐ŸŽฅ Alibaba's 'i2v Gen' is a new image to video tool that offers competitive results compared to other market tools like Runway Gen 2 and Pabs.
  • ๐Ÿ” AI's role in validating information is highlighted by its ability to correctly attribute authorship of a Raphael painting to a different artist.
  • ๐Ÿš— AI assistants like Chat GPT will soon be integrated into vehicles, as announced by Volkswagen, following Tesla's lead with Grock.

Q & A

  • What is the AI algorithm developed by Meta based on?

    -The AI algorithm developed by Meta is based on data of people having conversations and acting to the camera. It uses this data to create an algorithm that can perform automatic acting, including lip syncing and motion generation for actors.

  • How does the AI animation tool work in terms of key framing?

    -The AI animation tool works by combining different key frames and using AI to integrate and interpolate between those specific key frames, which is similar to the process used in classic 2D animation.

  • What is the primary function of the magnific tool?

    -The magnific tool primarily functions by upscaling images, allowing for greater detail and resolution, which can be particularly useful for enhancing assets for use in documentaries or improving the quality of historical images.

  • How does Runway's voice cloning tool work?

    -Runway's voice cloning tool works by allowing users to upload audio or record their own audio, which is then used to clone the voice. The cloned voice can be used for text-to-speech generation, creating a synthesized version of the user's voice saying the typed text.

  • What are the three membership tiers offered by Pabs after coming out of beta?

    -The three membership tiers offered by Pabs are the free version, which provides about 20 generations; the standard version, which offers about 70 generations; and the pro version, which provides 200 quick generations and unlimited chill generations.

  • What is the new feature introduced on the Meta Quest 3?

    -The new feature on the Meta Quest 3 allows users to take iPhone videos or images and project them into their environment, enabling the reliving of experiences as if they were actually there.

  • How does the 3D Gaussian Splat tool function?

    -The 3D Gaussian Splat tool functions by allowing users to upload an image and generate a 3D model from it. The user can adjust the camera distance and manipulate the generated model to achieve the desired result.

  • What is the main advantage of the Luma Labs text to 3D model feature?

    -The main advantage of Luma Labs' text to 3D model feature is that it does not require an image to generate a 3D model. Users can simply type in text to see a 3D result, which can be particularly useful for 3D captures and for creating models from textual descriptions.

  • What does the Artflow tool offer for AI generated characters?

    -The Artflow tool offers an all-in-one platform for creating AI generated characters for images and videos. It allows users to train custom models with uploaded images and also supports the upload of 3D models or full-size captures for rendering into scenes.

  • What is the significance of the AI film making course mentioned in the script?

    -The AI film making course is significant as it provides a platform for learning and exploring the integration of AI in filmmaking. The course includes live streams with talented filmmakers, offering insights and practical knowledge on using AI tools for film creation.

  • What role does AI play in validating information about artworks?

    -AI plays a crucial role in validating information about artworks by analyzing and determining the authenticity and origin of art pieces. In the case mentioned, AI was able to identify that a part of a painting attributed to Raphael was actually painted by someone else, showcasing its capability in art authentication.



๐ŸŽฌ AI in Filmmaking: Revolutionizing the Industry

This paragraph discusses the significant impact of AI in the filmmaking process. It highlights Meta's AI algorithm that uses conversational data to create an automatic acting tool. This technology allows users to upload an audio file and have it synced with facial expressions and movements of AI-generated actors. The paragraph also mentions the tool's similarity to 2D animation and recommends checking out examples on the white papers website. Additionally, it talks about 'magnific', a tool that upscales images significantly, improving their resolution for better visual quality. The use of this tool is demonstrated with examples from a mid-journey image and a historical Civil War photo, showcasing its potential in enhancing details and quality for various applications.


๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Voice Cloning and AI Tools for Content Creation

The focus of this paragraph is on voice cloning and AI tools for content creation. It starts by comparing Runway's voice cloning tool with 11 Labs' professional voice cloning service, highlighting the differences in quality and use cases. The paragraph then discusses Pabs coming out of beta and its pricing structure, which is similar to Runway's. It also mentions a new feature on the Meta Quest 3 that allows users to project iPhone videos or images into their environment, suggesting its potential for reliving memories. Furthermore, the paragraph talks about a 3D modeling tool that generates a 3D model from a 2D image and predicts that this method will become the primary way of creating 3D models in the future.


๐ŸŒ AI Tools for 3D Modeling and Character Creation

This paragraph delves into AI tools for 3D modeling and character creation. It introduces a tool that allows users to create AI actors by uploading images to train the system on the desired appearance. The tool also supports full-body representations using 3D models or captures. The paragraph then discusses Artflow, an online image generation tool that is expanding into a suite for creating AI-generated characters for images and videos. It highlights the tool's capabilities, such as director mode for scene composition and character movement. Additionally, the paragraph mentions Alibaba's new image-to-video tool, i2v gen, and compares it with other video generation tools like Runway Gen 2, Pabs, and Stable Video Diffusion.


๐ŸŽฅ AI Filmmaking and Animation: Emerging Trends

The paragraph covers emerging trends in AI filmmaking and animation. It introduces a text-to-animation tool that integrates with Unreal Engine, suggesting its potential for AI-generated films. The paragraph also discusses a new parody trailer for a Legend of Zelda film that went viral, showcasing the skills in AI filmmaking. Furthermore, it talks about a tool that uses Stable Video Diffusion for precise scene direction by drawing arrows in the scene. The paragraph also mentions an AI discovery regarding a painting attributed to Raphael, highlighting AI's role in validating information. Lastly, it discusses the integration of AI assistants in vehicles, as announced by Volkswagen and Tesla.


๐Ÿ† Showcasing AI Films and Celebrating Talent

This paragraph is dedicated to showcasing AI films and celebrating the talent behind them. It highlights Dave Clark's work, which combines live-action footage with AI-generated assets and visual effects. The paragraph also mentions an upcoming podcast episode with Dave and a special announcement involving him. It showcases William Bartlett's 'Tin Pot Jazz Orchestra', praising the curation and compositing skills used in the film. The paragraph also features Nice Antics' 'Garlic' for its creepy and surreal scene with religious overtones. Lastly, it mentions Cesaro Pictures' student film, a fake Hollywood blood commercial, for its creativity and execution.



๐Ÿ’กAI actors

AI actors refer to the use of artificial intelligence to generate virtual characters or personas that can perform actions and express emotions in a manner similar to real actors. In the context of the video, AI actors are created through algorithms trained on data from real people's conversations and actions, which can then be used for various applications such as lip-syncing and motion capture. This technology is showcased as a significant advancement in the film and entertainment industry, allowing for more dynamic and realistic virtual performances.

๐Ÿ’ก3D modeling

3D modeling is the process of creating a three-dimensional representation of any object, character, or scene using specialized software. It is a crucial aspect of computer graphics and is widely used in various industries such as video games, movies, and virtual reality. In the video, 3D modeling is discussed in relation to advancements that allow for the creation of 3D models from simple text prompts or images, signifying a shift towards more accessible and efficient modeling techniques.

๐Ÿ’กLip syncing

Lip syncing is the process of matching the movements of the mouth in a video or animation to a voice or audio track, creating the illusion that the character is speaking or singing. In the context of the video, lip syncing is a key feature of AI actors, where the AI algorithm can synchronize the mouth movements of a virtual character with an audio file, enhancing the realism and immersion of the performance.


Resolution in the context of digital media refers to the clarity and sharpness of images or videos, typically measured by the number of pixels. Higher resolution means more detail and better quality. The video discusses the importance of resolution in creating realistic and high-quality AI-generated content, as well as technologies that can enhance resolution, such as magnific, which can upscale images to a much larger size while maintaining or improving detail.

๐Ÿ’กVoice cloning

Voice cloning is the process of creating a synthetic version of a person's voice by analyzing their vocal patterns and replicating them in a digital format. This technology allows for the generation of speech in the person's voice without their direct involvement. In the video, voice cloning is presented as a tool that can be used for various purposes, including creating AI-generated characters and narratives, and is demonstrated through platforms like Runway that enable users to clone their own voice or others.


Text-to-speech (TTS) is a technology that converts written text into spoken words using synthetic voices. It's widely used for accessibility purposes, such as reading text on screens for visually impaired users, as well as for creating voiceovers in various media. In the video, TTS is discussed in the context of AI advancements, where it's combined with voice cloning to generate customized and realistic voiceovers for different applications.


Upscaling is the process of increasing the resolution of an image or video, often to enhance its quality and detail. This is particularly useful for enlarging images for print or improving the quality of older, low-resolution media. In the video, upscaling is discussed as a significant benefit of AI technology, with tools like magnific enabling users to greatly increase the size of images while maintaining or improving their clarity.


Runway is a platform that offers various AI-powered tools for content creation, including text-to-speech, image generation, and video creation. It provides users with the ability to access and utilize advanced AI technologies for a range of creative purposes. In the video, Runway is highlighted as a key player in the AI content creation space, offering innovative features and tools that facilitate the generation of AI-driven content.


Pabs is a platform mentioned in the video that offers AI-powered tools for content creation, similar to Runway. It is noted for its membership tiers and pricing structure, which allow users to access different levels of service based on their needs and usage. Pabs is used as an example of the growing number of platforms providing AI tools for creators, indicating a trend towards more accessible and affordable AI-powered content creation.

๐Ÿ’กMeta Quest 3

Meta Quest 3 is a virtual reality headset developed by Meta (formerly Facebook) that enables users to experience immersive digital environments. In the context of the video, the Meta Quest 3 is highlighted for a new feature that allows users to project iPhone videos or images into their environment, which can be used to relive memories or experience life events in a virtual setting. This showcases the convergence of AI technology with virtual reality for more engaging and personalized experiences.


Artflow is an online image generation tool that is designed to help users create AI-generated characters for images and videos. It offers features like character building and image studio, where users can train the tool with their own images or 3D models to generate consistent characters across different content. In the video, Artflow is presented as a comprehensive platform for AI-driven content creation, emphasizing its ability to maintain character consistency in various scenes and compositions.


AI actors and 3D modeling are becoming more prevalent, with new technologies allowing for the creation of AI-generated performances and animations from simple text prompts or images.

Meta's AI algorithm uses conversation and acting data to create an automatic acting tool that can lip-sync and generate actor motions from an audio file.

The AI tool combines key frames and interpolates between them, similar to 2D animation techniques, offering a new approach to motion capture and performance generation.

The white papers website and other online resources provide examples of AI acting and animation, showcasing the potential of this technology for various applications.

Magnific is a tool that can upres images by 16 times, allowing for greater detail and the ability to enlarge images for high-resolution uses like billboards.

Magnific is particularly useful for upresing assets and enhancing the quality of historical or low-resolution images, making them suitable for use in documentaries and other projects.

Runway's voice cloning tool enables users to clone voices and generate speech using a text-to-speech platform, offering a quick and accessible way to replicate vocal performances.

Pabs, now out of beta, offers a range of membership tiers for users to access its AI tools, similar to Runway's pricing structure, providing options for different levels of usage.

Meta Quest 3's new feature allows users to project iPhone videos or images into their environment, offering potential applications for reliving memories and experiences.

A new 3D modeling tool enables the creation of 3D Gaussian Splat models from uploaded images, representing a significant advancement in 3D modeling from simple prompts.

Luma Labs' text-to-3D model feature allows users to generate 3D models from text descriptions, further expanding the capabilities of AI in 3D modeling and design.

Artflow is an online image generation tool that can create consistent AI-generated characters for images and videos, offering a suite for character design and integration into various scenes.

Alibaba's i2v gen is an image-to-video tool that can generate videos from prompts and images, providing another option for AI-generated video content.

AI's role in validating information, such as determining the authenticity of artworks, is expanding, showcasing its potential in areas beyond content creation.

AI assistants, like chat GPT, are being integrated into vehicles by companies like Volkswagen and Tesla, indicating a growing trend of AI in automotive technology.

AI film making continues to advance, with new tools and techniques enabling creators to produce unique and innovative content, as showcased in the AI films of the week.