New Competitor Arrives for OpenAI's Sora

Introducing Gen-3 Alpha, the AI that Creates Ultra-Realistic Videos. Runway ML has announced Gen-3 Alpha, an AI tool that generates videos from text, set to rival OpenAI’s long-delayed AI tool Sora.
New Competitor Arrives for OpenAI's Sora

In February 2023, the US-based generative AI startup Runway ML announced Gen-1, and in June 2023, they introduced Gen-2, both tools for creating videos from text. Now, Runway ML has unveiled Gen-3 Alpha, an AI tool that seems poised to be a strong competitor to Luma AI’s Dream Machine and OpenAI‘s Sora. Based on the initial examples shared, Gen-3 Alpha can create highly realistic visuals.

According to information from Runway ML, Gen-3 Alpha will be capable of “representing and simulating various situations and interactions encountered in the real world.” The AI tool can produce videos up to 10 seconds long. Although the release date is not yet known, the shared details suggest that it will be able to create highly precise video content, from different camera movements to characters displaying various emotions.

Gen-3 Alpha promises to create ultra-realistic human faces.

According to Runway’s announcement, Gen-3 Alpha is the result of joint training of models for creating videos from images, videos from text, and images from text. This allows the AI tool to provide the user with director-level control and the ability to create much more detailed and precise camera movements and video flows.

Gen-3 Alpha will offer users significantly more control over the timeline compared to the previous generation. It also allows users to create characters with detailed gestures, expressions, and emotions for a more intricate storyline. Additionally, while providing these features, it includes new and advanced built-in visual moderation systems and security features such as C2PA authenticity standards.

According to Runway, Gen-3 Alpha is a product of collaboration between researchers, engineers, and artists, resulting in a stable AI tool both cinematically and technically. However, it is important to note that there is still no release date for Gen-3 Alpha. You can watch the example videos shared by Runway below.

Scroll to Top