ChatGPT will soon be able to generate videos, here's why you should be worried !

ChatGPT will soon be able to generate videos, here's why you should be worried !

You may know ChatGPT as the AI tool that is capable of generating text and images, however, soon it will no longer be limited to still images.

OpenAI's CEO, Sam Altman, announced that ChatGPT will soon be able to generate videos. Currently it is limited to generated text and images based on prompts but doesn't yet have the capability of creating videos. This is something that OpenAI are actively working to develop, with this functionality hopefully being available within a year or two at most. This new feature will pose another challenge in the fight against misinformation, how AI is used in society, and the potential downsides. 

ChatGPT currently uses another AI model, named DALL-E, to generate images using a simple text description. For example, if you ask it to produce a realistic image of a mountain landscape sunset, it will show you a mountain landscape sunset. At the moment generative images struggle with hands, and this can be a give away if an image has been produced using AI. However, the initial images can be improved and refined, so well that AI influencers have been produced, with it becoming increasingly difficult to tell them apart from the real thing. 

In the coming months and years, ChatGPT, and other AI tools will soon be able to create videos. Sam Altman revealed during an appearance on Bill Gate's Unconfuse Me podcast, that full videos will be the next step in the rapidly developing world of AI generation. The multimodality of ChatGPT, being able to work with text, images, audio, and video will help ChatGPT to stay ahead of its competitors, by offering a complete package. 

How will ChatGPT create videos? This is actually a simple process to imagine. It will most likely be similar to their image generation, simply provide a text prompt to ChatGPT and it will create a video. The type of videos produced could raise ethical and societal questions. For example, it is not hard to imagine someone producing a video in homage to the Black Mirror episode in which a prime minister has intimate relations with a pig... There would need to be safeguards in place that this type of content couldn't be easily produced or manipulated. 

During a time where deepfakes are being widely produced and shared online, ChatGPT could be only a few developments away from being able to produce hyper realistic content that makes us question the visual content that we consume on a daily basis. If the spread of AI text and images is anything to go by, adding AI generated videos to this modern minefield of digital content, there is cause for concern.