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OpenAI Launches SORA, the Most Advanced Video AI Model, Astonishing the World Post GPT-4

By DigitalNomadLC     Updated Feb 25, 2024

The landscape of artificial intelligence has been shaken once again with the latest release from OpenAI. Dubbed SORA, this state-of-the-art video AI model outperforms current competitors such as Runway, Pika, and StabilityAI, marking a significant update following the company's introduction of GPT-4.

1. Revolutionary Strides in Video AI

All the stunning videos you see are crafted by OpenAI's newly launched video AI model SORA, a step ahead in the video AI revolution. This powerful model represents the most significant update since the GPT-4 release.

SORA marks the year 2024 as the breakout year for video AI, following OpenAI's releases in the domains of text, image, and audio models in the previous year. The pace of AI development is truly astonishing, with a leap from audio to video AI models in just one year.

The SORA model was announced by the Digital Nomad LC YouTube channel a few days ago. Compared to competitors, who mostly generate videos around 3 seconds in length, SORA can create up to a minute worth of footage, showcasing significant progress in the field.

2. Unmatched Video Quality

Where SORA truly shines is in the quality of its video generation, able to 'kill' the competition in a matter of seconds. By looking at comparison images using identical prompts, the superiority of SORA is evident.

For example, the detail in the close-up shot of an eye generated by SORA is strikingly clear and vivid, whereas the same image from Runway falls short in clarity. Similarly, a scene featuring a dog in a snowy field comes to life with SORA, while competitors produce much more static and less dynamic imagery.

Another showcase is a close-up shot of someone walking on snow-covered streets of Tokyo, with SORA's output being incredibly realistic, beautiful, and consistent with the prompt, creating harmonious scenes. Competitors' outputs appear significantly less convincing in terms of color tone, character depiction, and overall feel.

3. Public Reaction to SORA

The release of SORA has sparked a plethora of public reactions ranging from excitement to curiosity about the potential of this technology. Questions about accessibility and practical applications are prevalent among the discussions.

Users are eagerly anticipating when and how they could use SORA, with some pondering if this signifies the imminent arrival of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). There's also speculation on whether SORA might soon make human actors obsolete, referencing the film 'Simone' where a computer-generated actor becomes a Hollywood star.

While acknowledging the novelty and progress, the public also raises concerns and curiosity about the model's current limitations, such as handling complex scenarios or understanding causal relationships, highlighted by videos where tiny details like the absence of bite marks on a biscuit after being eaten, are not captured accurately.


OpenAI's SORA model is redefining the capabilities of video AI with lifelike footage entirely generated by AI. This release represents the dawn of a new era in video AI, expected to explode in popularity in 2024.