Sora's AI-generated video reaches scary levels of realism - and this is just the start

Open AI Sora
(Image credit: Open AI Sora)

It wasn't that long ago that we were introduced to generative AI images, made by typing prompts into programs like Dall.e, but Open AI has just introduced its video-generating program with results that may leave you questioning reality. 

Ok, perhaps that's a tad strong at this particular moment in time, but we are closer than ever to seeing realistic videos generated by a written prompt. Open AI's new program is called Sora, which is described as 'an AI model that can create realistic and imaginative scenes from text instructions'. The program is still in development and only available to a select number of people, but the videos already created are staggering and conjure questions about its future use.  

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.