Baidu’s new AI can automatically create text-based video. To do this, he only needs a link to the news, he will do the rest.
Baidu introduced Vidpress, a tool that can only create short videos based on short news items. The AI-based algorithm can produce up to a thousand videos per day – the company’s news editors can manually release only 300-500 videos per day. Vidpress creates two-minute videos with a resolution of 720p in two and a half minutes, while it takes people at least 15 minutes to do this.
To train the model, Baidu used thousands of articles on the Internet to explain to the system how news stories are arranged. In addition, the company had to separately train AI models for voice and video generation. At the last stage, the algorithm synchronizes both streams for the final video.
When a user sends a link to an algorithm, he automatically collects all related articles from the Internet and creates a summary from this. For example, if you send him an article that Apple is launching a new iPhone, the AI will learn all the details associated with the launch, including specifications and price. After that, he will create a video based on key points using photos and videos.
AI can also follow trends on social networks and create videos on related topics. The company notes that in the future it will sell AI to news agencies and use it to promote its videos on YouTube and other platforms.