Best of AI Tools, Research, & Fun | Weekly AI News Recap

MattVidPro AI
5 Jul 202417:18

TLDRThis week's AI news recap highlights advancements in AI video generation with Runway's Gen 3 and compares it to Open AI's Sora. Sponsored by InVideo AI, the video discusses AI's role in content creation and showcases perplexity's Pro search upgrade for advanced problem-solving. It also covers AI's application in 3D object creation, retexturing, and scene transfer technology. The recap concludes with voice isolator technology for audio cleanup and updates on the commercial use of stable diffusion 3 models.

Takeaways

  • πŸŽ₯ Runway has released Gen 3 AI video generator, which is a significant upgrade from previous models, offering decent video generation capabilities.
  • πŸ“Š Gen 3 is compared to OpenAI's Sora, which is not yet accessible, but Gen 3 is seen by some as a satisfactory alternative for video generation needs.
  • πŸ€– The importance of trying different AI models for specific tasks is highlighted, as each model may excel in different use cases.
  • 🌟 The community's feedback is crucial in determining the effectiveness of AI models like Runway Gen 3 and Sora.
  • πŸŽ‰ InVideo AI is introduced as a game-changer for content creators, offering an AI-based video creation tool with a simple text prompt interface.
  • πŸ“ˆ Anthropic's Claude 3.5 Sonet is featured for its advanced capabilities in creating and editing videos with AI, including multilingual support.
  • πŸ” Perplexity AI's Pro search function has been upgraded for more advanced problem-solving, integrating data analysis directly within the search.
  • πŸ“± Pixel Screenshot uses AI to organize and retrieve screenshots from a user's phone, turning them into a searchable database.
  • πŸ› οΈ Meta's 3D gen allows for the creation and retexturing of 3D objects with AI, demonstrating high-fidelity results like the metal pug statue.
  • πŸ“‰ Elon Musk's Grock 2 is set to be revealed in August, with expectations of it being competitive with leading large language models.
  • 🎨 Korea AI's scene transfer technology enables the creation of new scenes for objects with accurate light and color consistency, advancing style transfer techniques.

Q & A

  • What is the main topic of the video script?

    -The main topic of the video script is the latest AI research news and products, focusing on AI video generators, advancements in AI technology, and various AI tools and services that can improve life or keep viewers updated on the fast pace of AI development.

  • What new product has Runway released and how does it compare to Open AI's Sora?

    -Runway has released their Gen 3 AI video generator. While it is not considered to be on par with Open AI's Sora, which is not yet publicly accessible, many community members find that Runway's Gen 3 provides decent video generation capabilities that allow for creative exploration.

  • What is the importance of comparing different AI models for specific applications?

    -Comparing different AI models is important because each model has its strengths and weaknesses and is suited to different tasks. It allows users to decide which model is best for their particular needs and applications.

  • Who sponsored the video and what do they offer?

    -The video was sponsored by InVideo AI, a popular AI-based video creator platform used by over 25 million users across 190 countries. It offers a personal assistant-like service for video projects, allowing users to start with a text prompt and generate videos with ease.

  • What is the unique feature of InVideo AI that allows users to create videos using their own voice without recording?

    -InVideo AI has a feature where it can use the user's voice to create videos. This means that users don't need to record a voiceover; InVideo AI can generate the video using the user's provided voice characteristics.

  • What upgrade did Perplexity AI make to their Pro search function?

    -Perplexity AI upgraded their Pro search function to be more advanced in problem-solving. It now includes data analysis built directly inside, allowing for better understanding and answering of complex questions.

  • What is the purpose of the 'Pixel Screenshot' feature mentioned in the script?

    -The 'Pixel Screenshot' feature uses AI to analyze all the screenshots taken on a Pixel phone and organize them into a searchable database. This allows users to easily find specific screenshots by describing what they are looking for.

  • What new capability has Meta released for 3D object creation and texturing?

    -Meta has released a 3D gen capability that allows for the creation of 3D objects with AI, as well as texturing and retexturing of old 3D objects. This includes high-fidelity results and even PBR material map generation for realistic reflections.

  • What is the 'Scene Transfer' technology announced by Korea AI and how does it work?

    -Scene Transfer by Korea AI is a technology that enables the creation of new scenes for existing objects in seconds, maintaining accurate light and color consistency. It works by uploading an image and letting the AI adjust the scene to match the lighting and environment of the uploaded image.

  • What is the 'Voice Isolator' tool developed by 11 Labs and what does it do?

    -The 'Voice Isolator' is an AI model developed by 11 Labs that cleans up noisy microphone input to produce clear and usable audio results. It is designed to be useful for recording in noisy environments or for fixing poor audio quality in post-production.

  • What updates did Stability AI make to the license of Stable Diffusion 3, and why were these changes necessary?

    -Stability AI clarified the commercial terms of the Stable Diffusion 3 license, making non-commercial use entirely free and allowing small businesses with under a million dollars in revenue per year to use it commercially for free. They also removed the limit cap and acknowledged the need for model improvement, addressing community concerns about the initial vagueness and restrictions.

  • What is the 'Video Out Painter' and how does it enhance video content?

    -The 'Video Out Painter' is a technology that takes a source video and uses AI to fill in parts of the video that were previously out of frame, guessing what should be there based on the context. It aims to expand the video content in a way that makes sense and maintains the original scene's integrity.

  • What is 'Jenau' and how does it contribute to the field of AI audio generation?

    -Jenau is a scalable Transformer-based audio generation architecture that can generate ambient sounds and sound effects. Although the quality is not yet perfect, it represents a new area of exploration in AI audio generation, with potential for future improvement and expansion.

Outlines

00:00

πŸš€ AI Video Generation Models Comparison

The script begins with a discussion on the latest advancements in AI video generation, highlighting Runway's Gen 3 AI video generator. It compares this model with Open AI's Sora, which is not yet publicly accessible. While some believe Sora may be superior, the community finds value in Gen 3 for its video generation capabilities. The narrator emphasizes the importance of evaluating AI models based on specific use cases due to their diverse applications. The script also mentions the value of AI-focused channels in understanding these technologies, and credits Amoeba GPT for a side-by-side comparison shared on Twitter. The video is sponsored by Invideo AI, a tool for content creators that leverages AI to assist in video creation, allowing for easy editing and multilingual support.

05:02

πŸ” Advanced AI Search and Problem-Solving

The second paragraph delves into the upgraded Pro search function by Perplexity, which now includes more advanced problem-solving capabilities. The AI can gather information from various sources and use its language models to plan activities, such as a visit to the National Gallery in London, including special exhibits. It can also handle complex queries like calculating the dimensions for a solar panel array to power the US. The script also mentions other AI advancements like Pixel Screenshot, which organizes screenshots into a searchable database, and Meta's 3D gen for creating and retexturing 3D objects with high fidelity.

10:03

🎨 Scene Transfer and AI Audio Innovations

This section introduces 'Scene Transfer' by Korea AI, which enables the creation of new scenes for objects with consistent lighting and color, an advanced form of style transfer. Examples are provided, including transforming an image of a marble Porsche to appear underwater while maintaining its texture. The script also touches on 'Voice Isolator' by 11 Labs, an AI model that cleans up noisy audio inputs, which could be beneficial for creators working in less-than-ideal audio conditions. Lastly, it discusses the resolution of licensing issues around Stability AI's Stable Diffusion 3, which now allows for non-commercial and certain commercial uses.

15:05

πŸŽ₯ Video Outpainting and AI Audio Generation

The final paragraph discusses 'Video Outpainting,' a technology that intelligently fills in cropped areas of a video, guessing what should be in the frame based on context. Examples include expanding anime and movie clips in a sensible manner. The script also mentions 'Jenau,' a scalable Transformer-based architecture for generating ambient sounds and sound effects, which, while currently not perfect, represents an under-researched area of AI with potential for future development.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Runway Gen 3 AI Video Generator

The Runway Gen 3 AI Video Generator is an advanced tool that creates synthetic videos based on user input. It is compared to Open AI's Sora, another video generation model, in the script. The comparison highlights the improvements in video generation technology, with Runway Gen 3 being noted for its decent quality, though some argue it may not match the capabilities of Sora. It represents the ongoing advancements in AI's ability to generate realistic and imaginative content.

πŸ’‘AI Model

An AI model, in the context of this video, refers to a system designed to perform specific tasks, such as generating images or videos. The script discusses various AI models, including Runway Gen 3 and Sora, emphasizing the importance of selecting the right model for particular applications. It underscores the variability in performance and the need for personal evaluation to determine the best fit for one's needs.

πŸ’‘Invideo AI

Invideo AI is highlighted as a sponsor in the script, positioning itself as a game-changer for content creators. It is described as an AI-based video creator with over 25 million users worldwide. The platform allows users to start with a simple text prompt and then handles the video creation process, enabling users to focus on the creative aspects. It exemplifies the integration of AI into content creation, streamlining the process and expanding accessibility.

πŸ’‘Pro Search

Pro Search, introduced by Perplexity AI, is an upgraded search function designed for more advanced problem solving. The script explains how it can conduct research, analyze data, and provide detailed answers to complex questions, such as planning a visit to the National Gallery in London or calculating the dimensions for a solar panel array to power the US. It represents the evolution of search technology towards more sophisticated and personalized assistance.

πŸ’‘Pixel Screenshot

Pixel Screenshot is a feature mentioned in the script that uses AI to analyze and organize screenshots taken on a Pixel phone. It creates a searchable database of images, allowing users to easily retrieve specific screenshots. This feature exemplifies the application of AI in enhancing data organization and retrieval, making it easier for users to manage and access their visual information.

πŸ’‘3D Gen

Meta's 3D Gen is a technology that enables the creation, texturing, and retexturing of 3D objects using AI. The script describes high-fidelity results, including PBR material map generation, which contributes to realistic reflections and textures in a 3D environment. This technology showcases the potential of AI in revolutionizing 3D design and animation, making it more accessible and efficient.

πŸ’‘Scene Transfer

Scene Transfer, introduced by Korea AI, is a technology that allows for the creation of new scenes for existing objects with accurate light and color consistency. The script provides examples of transferring a car image to an underwater scene while maintaining the car's original texture. This demonstrates the capability of AI to understand and manipulate visual elements in creative ways, offering new possibilities for graphic design and visual effects.

πŸ’‘Voice Isolators

Voice Isolators, developed by 11 Labs, are AI models trained to clean up noisy audio inputs, producing clear and usable results. The script describes a demonstration where the microphone is subjected to extreme noise, and the AI successfully isolates and clarifies the voice. This technology is particularly useful for content creators working in noisy environments or needing to salvage poor audio recordings.

πŸ’‘Stable Diffusion 3

Stable Diffusion 3 is an AI model that has been a topic of controversy due to its licensing terms, as mentioned in the script. The model's commercial use was initially unclear, leading to hesitation among distributors. However, the script notes that the license has been clarified, allowing free non-commercial use and commercial use for small businesses under certain revenue thresholds. This case highlights the complexities of intellectual property and commercialization in the AI industry.

πŸ’‘Video Out Painter

Video Out Painter is a technology that expands source videos by filling in areas that were previously cropped out, using AI to guess the missing content. The script describes tests using various video clips, where the AI successfully expands the scenes in a contextually appropriate manner. This represents an innovative application of AI in video processing, potentially beneficial for content creators and video editors.

πŸ’‘Jenau

Jenau is a scalable Transformer-based audio generation architecture mentioned in the script, which is capable of generating ambient sounds and sound effects. Although the quality is described as not yet perfect, it signifies the ongoing research and development in the field of AI-generated sound effects. Jenau exemplifies the potential for AI to innovate in audio production, offering new tools for creators.

Highlights

Runway has released their Gen 3 AI video generator, a significant advancement in AI video generation.

Comparison between Runway's Gen 3 and Open AI's Sora shows Gen 3 is a strong model, despite some saying it's not up to par with Sora.

Community feedback suggests Runway's Gen 3 is a viable alternative to Sora for video generation.

The importance of evaluating AI models based on specific use cases due to their diverse applications.

Amoeba GPT's side-by-side comparison of Gen 3 and Sora on Twitter.

InVideo AI, sponsored by today's video, offers a personal assistant-like service for video projects.

InVideo AI's features include text prompt-based video creation, easy regeneration, and multilingual support.

Perplexity AI's upgraded Pro search function for advanced problem solving.

Pro search's capability to plan a visit to the National Gallery in London, including special exhibits.

Meta's 3D gen allows for creation and retexturing of 3D objects with high fidelity.

Examples of 3D gen's ability to generate and texture objects, such as a metal pug statue.

Elon Musk's gr-2 version model to be revealed in August, expected to compete with top AI models.

Korea AI's scene transfer technology for creating new scenes with accurate light and color consistency.

Voice Isolator by 11 Labs, an AI model trained to clean up noisy audio inputs.

Stable Diffusion 3's licensing issues and the community's response, leading to revisions for clearer commercial terms.

Video Out Painter, a technology that fills in missing parts of a video, showing promise for future model integration.

Jenau's scalable Transformer-based audio generation architecture for ambient sounds and sound effects.