Sam Altman introduces Sora tech to Hollywood, report suggests

While Sora is not yet publicly available, select prominent actors and directors have been given early access
An undated image of OpenAIs Sora text written on the cloud. — OpenAI
An undated image of OpenAI's Sora text written on the cloud. — OpenAI 

Recently, OpenAI made headlines with the unveiling of its latest artificial intelligence model, Sora, a text-to-video generator that produces strikingly realistic videos from written descriptions. The demo videos, while sometimes exhibiting minor imperfections, have left audiences amazed and stirred discussions about potential impacts on the film and television industries.

OpenAI, backed by Microsoft, isn't alone in developing AI-driven text-to-video technologies, but Sora's demonstrations were particularly impressive. The technology is expected to evolve further, signalling significant changes ahead.

OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman is actively engaging with Hollywood's top executives this week, Bloomberg reports, aiming to integrate this groundbreaking AI video technology into mainstream media production. These talks aren't the first of their kind, as OpenAI representatives have reportedly met with major studio figures previously.

While Sora is not yet publicly available, select prominent actors and directors have been given early access, suggesting a serious interest from the entertainment industry in exploring this technology.

In a statement to Bloomberg, OpenAI emphasised its strategy of collaboratively introducing AI advancements in phases, prioritising safe implementation and keeping the creative community informed about future developments.

However, the rise of AI in the entertainment sector remains a contentious topic. Recent strikes by writers and actors highlighted concerns over AI's potential to disrupt job security and earnings in the industry.

As excitement around OpenAI’s text-to-video tool grows, the apprehension among artists and creatives is palpable, especially with Altman's ongoing discussions with influential studio heads. The conversation around Sora and similar technologies is becoming increasingly important as the industry grapples with what the future may hold.