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Is AI the future of movie-making?

What if text prompts enabled anyone to make a blockbuster movie, or even an entire box-set’s worth of TV? That is the promise of AI. This technology could one day prove as transformative to the movie business as sound, colour, or even the camera itself. Generative AI can already make videos in seconds which would normally take a visual-effects artist days to create. However it has yet to master photo-realistic video. The people at the forefront of this tech say it is only a matter of time.

00:29 How does AI-generated video work?
02:43 How long until feature films are generated by AI?
03:57 Can AI-generated videos be photorealistic?
04:36 How revolutionary is AI in film?
05:05 A dystopian threat to jobs or democratisation of the industry?

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