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How will AIs that generate videos from text transform media online?

Artificial intelligences that turn text into video are making rapid progress, but are we ready for a world in which the authenticity of every video is in question?

Technology 15 November 2022

Knight on horseback

Stills from a video created by Meta’s Make-A-Video AI

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Imagine being able to produce a high-quality video of almost anything, whether based on reality or something entirely fanciful, just by describing what you want to see. This isn’t possible yet, but text-to-video artificial intelligence algorithms, such as Meta’s Make-A-Video and Google’s Imagen Video, are rapidly heading towards this goal. In the coming months and years, this technology could have a profound impact on creative industries and trust in online media, as we enter a world in which seeing is no …