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AI's Text-to-Video Evolution | Victor Riparbelli (Synthesia) & Philippe Botteri (Accel) | Slush 2023

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AI's Text-to-Video Evolution | Victor Riparbelli (Synthesia) & Philippe Botteri (Accel) | Slush 2023
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Synthesia is a company that uses AI-generated avatars to transform text into video. The platform aims to make video creation accessible to everyone without the need for expensive equipment or technical skills. The company is continuously improving its avatars to enhance emotional expression and realism, and is working on enabling avatars to interact with objects and create more dynamic scenes.

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Entrepreneurship Journey and Vision

  • Victor Repal Billy grew up loving computers and counter culture, with an interest in emerging technologies and science fiction.
  • He wanted to combine his interests and build a company that leverages emerging technologies.
  • After working on virtual reality and augmented reality, he met his co-founder and saw the potential of AI-generated video.
  • His vision is to enable anyone to create high-quality video content without the need for expensive equipment or technical skills.

Transforming Text into Video

  • Synthesia's platform allows users to transform text into video using AI-generated avatars.
  • The platform focuses on making video creation easier and more accessible for people who are unable to make traditional videos.
  • Companies like Zoom and Heineken have used Synthesia to improve their internal communication and training processes.
  • There is a growing interest in using personalized avatars for marketing and customer engagement purposes.

Regulation and Ethical Considerations

  • As AI technology advances, there is a need for regulations that protect personal identity and prevent misuse.
  • Synthesia takes steps to ensure consent and content moderation to prevent malicious use of the platform.
  • Victor believes that regulations should focus on outcomes rather than specific algorithms or models.
  • He emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between regulation and innovation to allow startups to thrive.

The Future of AI-generated Video

  • Synthesia is continuously improving its avatars to enhance emotional expression and realism.
  • The company is working on enabling avatars to interact with objects and create more dynamic scenes.
  • Advancements in large models and control structures will allow users to have greater control over the generated content.
  • Victor predicts that the next 12 months will bring significant advancements in AI technology and its applications in various modalities.
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