How to Access OpenAI Sora? (When Available)

OpenAI’s Sora is a new AI video generation tool that can change how we make and watch videos. With Sora, you can create high-quality videos from just a few words is easy.

What is OpenAI Sora?

OpenAI’s Sora is a tool that can create videos from text descriptions.

One of Sora’s highlight features lets you turn images into dynamic videos. You can make loops, animate static images, or adjust video timelines to extend scenes forward or backward.

I like this feature because I have many photos and need AI to transform them into videos. For example, a video has been crafted using images from DALL·E 3.

Like this:

Source: OpenAI
Source: OpenAI

How to access OpenAI Sora

OpenAI’s Sora AI video generation tool is currently in a limited access phase, it’s not yet available to the general public.

The model is still being tested by a small group of people. This group includes red teamers checking it for safety and creative pros like artists and filmmakers trying it out.

OpenAI is careful to make sure Sora is as safe and fair as ChatGPT or DALL·E before making it widely available. They’re slowly gathering feedback from users on platforms like X (Twitter). This helps them understand the various ways people might use Sora, ensuring everything works well.

One big worry is that some might use Sora to make fake videos that look real, like those deepfake videos you might have heard about.

For example, back in 2019, a fake video made Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s speech sound unclear, as if she were under the influence. This video reported by major news outlets like The Washington Post, underscores the potential dangers of advanced video generation technologies in the wrong hands.

Source: Washington Post

Similar to that example, Jawwwn on X (Twitter) used OpenAI’s Sora to create a video that the CEO Facebook is live-streaming looks very real, you can see the post here:

OpenAI doesn’t want Sora being used for stuff like that.

So, for now, OpenAI only allows a small group to test Sora. They’re keeping an eye on how it’s used to make sure it’s doing more good than harm.

Even though you might have to wait a while to try Sora, understanding this process is important. OpenAI is working hard to ensure when Sora is ready for everyone, it’s safe, fun, and useful. So, let’s wait!

When will Sora be available to the public?

OpenAI hasn’t announced when Sora will be open to everyone yet. But, they’ve said they want to make Sora available to as many people as possible, as soon as they can.

Before, when OpenAI first launched DALL·E in beta, it took about 6 months to make it widely available for everyone to use. However, maybe in the next 1-2 months, OpenAI will offer a Sora beta to a certain number of users, like 10.000 users or more.

How to access Sora in the future

OpenAI’s Sora AI video generation tool is currently not available to the public. But don’t worry, access will be gradually expanded in the future. Here’s how you can stay updated:

  • Sign up for the OpenAI newsletter to get the latest news.
  • Follow OpenAI on social media for updates as they happen.
  • Join the OpenAI Developer Forum to talk with others interested in AI.

While waiting for Sora’s public release, you can still use other AI video creation. Check out Pictory AI, RunwayML, and Deep Dream Generator to get a feel for what’s these tools out there. And learn about AI video technology and how to use AI responsibly, so you’re ready when Sora comes out.

Final thoughts

OpenAI’s Sora is about to revolutionize video creation. Although it’s currently in the testing time, OpenAI is dedicated to making it available to users soon.

To keep up with the latest on Sora, consider signing up for OpenAI’s newsletter or following them on social media.

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Louis Muswell

Louis Muswell is the Founder of AI Discovery. He has over 10 years of experience in AI research and development. Louis has created an online platform for AI enthusiasts to explore the depths of artificial intelligence, making it accessible to everyone.