Alibaba's EMO AI generates lifelike actors and singers

Mashable March 1, 2024, 01:01 AM UTC

Summary: Alibaba's Institute for Intelligent Computing released EMO, an AI video generator that turns still images into lifelike actors and singers. EMO's demo includes Sora singing a Dua Lipa song and Audrey Hepburn speaking Lili Reinhart's audio. EMO outperforms NVIDIA's Audio2Face in emoting and facial realism. EMO's model uses a large dataset and a diffusion-based approach without 3D models. It supports multiple languages and accurately emotes during pauses. The system's capabilities are impressive, but its impact on the acting industry is concerning.

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