This blog post explores the various applications of AI beyond text and images. It delves into the world of AI-generated videos, audio, and programming assistance.
Here are the links to all the tools mentioned in the episode:
- HeyGen: AI avatars and voices
- Runway Gen-2
- Stable Video Diffusion
- Descript (Affiliate link)
- OpenAI Text-To-Speech API
- Voices app (Referral link)
- Lyria by Google’s Deepmind division
- GitHub Copilot
- Screenshot to Code
- Trace AI
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- AI tools like HeyGen, Runway Gen-2, and Stable Video Diffusion enable the creation of AI-generated videos.
- Speech synthesis tools like Descript, OpenAI TTS, the Voices App and ElevenLabs offer stock AI voices and voice cloning capabilities.
- AI music generation tools like AIVA and Lyria provide unique features for composing music.
- GitHub Copilot is a powerful AI assistant for programmers, offering code completion, review, documentation, and more.
- Screenshot to Code app converts website screenshots into HTML, CSS, React, and Bootstrap code.
- TraceAI speeds up iOS app prototype creation by converting text ideas into SwiftUI-based applications.
- AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we work and create by offering endless possibilities.
- Embracing AI in creative projects can enhance productivity and open up new avenues for innovation.
Did you know that AI can do much more than just generate text and images? In this blog post, I will dive into the exciting world of AI and explore how it can help create videos, audio, and even assist with programming tasks. I will also unveil a mind-blowing AI tool that can generate prototypes of iPhone apps without any programming knowledge. So, buckle up and let’s embark on this adventure together!
AI in Video Generation:
Creating images with AI has become relatively easy, but generating videos presents a different challenge. However, there are three noteworthy tools in the market that can help you in this area:
- HeyGen: This tool allows you to create AI avatars and voices. It is particularly useful for explainer videos and tutorials. HeyGen offers prebuilt human avatars, supports multiple languages, and even lets you clone yourself by matching both the video and voice.
- Runway Gen-2: Unlike HeyGen, Runway Gen-2 focuses on video creation. You can generate videos using text, images, or a combination of both as prompts. Additionally, you can create videos by combining images and videos, or even use the storyboard option to create mockups and turn them into videos.
- Stable Video Diffusion: Developed by Stability AI, this open-source model specializes in creating stable videos. It is a resource-intensive tool that can generate 5-second videos by matching 150 images successively. Keep in mind that you will need to run this model locally on your computer.
AI in Audio Generation:
When it comes to audio, AI has made significant strides in two main areas: speech synthesis and music generation.
- Speech Synthesis:
- Descript: This tool offers stock AI voices and allows you to clone your own voice. It is commonly used for podcast editing purposes and offers both free and paid plans.
- OpenAI TTS: The text-to-speech model used by OpenAI’s ChatGPT app can also be invoked via the API. You will need an API key and an application to interact with it.
- Voices App: With the Voices app, you can type your text and choose from six available voices. It provides a user-friendly interface for generating high-quality audio quickly and inexpensively, provided that you have an OpenAI API key
- ElevenLabs: It’s a freemium service that offers text to speech with their own stock AI voices. Like Descript, you can do voice cloning but they also offer speech to speech. So you give them an audio and they can create another audio by changing either the voice or the language. ElevenLabs supports 29 languages at the time of writing. The only downside is that if you want to use that service for commercial use, you need a paid account.
- Music Generation:
- AIVA: This Luxembourgish startup specializes in AI music generation. AIVA can compose music used in the movie industry and offers impressive features for creating unique scores.
- Lyria: Developed by Google’s Deepmind division, Lyria offers two solutions. Dream Track generates music to accompany YouTube shorts, allowing you to select the style of popular artists. Music AI Tools for YouTube assists musicians in quickly composing music, transforming hummed melodies into various instruments or beatboxing into drum loops.
AI in Programming:
AI is also making its way into the programming world, offering valuable tools for developers and non-developers alike.
- GitHub Copilot: This tool is created for programmers who use GitHub as their source code repository. Copilot assists in code completion, code review, documentation, unit testing, and more. If you are a developer, it is worth checking out this powerful AI assistant.
- Screenshot to Code: This remarkable app converts screenshots of existing websites into HTML, CSS, React, and even Bootstrap code. Utilizing the latest GPT-4 vision models, it generates code based on the screenshot, allowing you to clone entire websites by simply entering their URLs.
- Trace AI: Designed for quickly converting ideas from text to iOS applications using SwiftUI, TraceAI is a game-changer. It enables exporting Xcode projects and even running test versions directly on your iPhone. Although not perfect yet, this AI-powered solution significantly speeds up iOS app prototype creation.
In this blog post, I explored the myriad of possibilities AI offers beyond text and images. You discovered AI tools that can generate videos, create speech, compose music, and assist with programming tasks. Whether you need to create captivating visual content, generate realistic voices, compose stunning melodies, or turn your ideas into functional websites or applications, AI is here to revolutionize the way we work and create. Embrace the power of AI in your own projects and witness the endless possibilities it brings to the table.
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Wishing you a productive and innovative day!
- Damien Schreurs, Macpreneur