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You Can Now Create AI-Generated Videos From Text Prompts – MUO – MakeUseOf

Just as we’re getting used to the astonishing advancements of AI art technology, text-to-video is now a thing too.
Over the last few months, we’ve witnessed some mind-blowing breakthroughs in the world of generative AI. Amid all the hype around AI chatbots and image generators, Runway has gone one step further and announced an AI model that can create videos from text prompts.
On 6th February 2023, Runway, in its tweet, announced a new AI model called Gen-1. Unlike AI image generators, Gen-1 doesn’t generate entirely new videos. Instead, it creates videos from the ones you upload, using text or image prompts to apply effects to those videos. The result is a video that has a similar composition as the original but in a different style.
In case you don’t know, Runway has an online video editor that utilizes AI tools. It is also one of the companies that created Stable Diffusion—an AI model that creates images from text prompts. And now, it is taking the lead in AI text-to-video creation.
Runway has released an explainer video giving a sneak peek into the astonishingly powerful Gen-1. As displayed in the video, there are five different modes available for styling your videos.
Early access to Gen-1 is now open, but you’ll have to join the waitlist. You can request access by filling out this Google Form. And as the company announced in its tweet, referring it to your friends can get you ahead on the waiting list.
Runway keeps track of referrals by asking you to enter the email address of the person (in the waitlist signup form) who referred the tool to you.
Thanks to Runway’s Gen-1, AI-generated videos are now a thing. Though access to Gen-1 is limited right now, the explainer video and Runway’s track record of creating phenomenal AI tools have raised hopes.
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Born and based in Pakistan, Syed Hammad Mahmood has over three years of writing experience. His areas of expertise include browsers, online tools, and productivity software. Since childhood, he has been surfing the web, finding tools and tricks to make the most of the latest technologies.