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  • Vinayak Khithani

Idea #100 - The Growing Tension between Editors and AI

Today marks 100 days since we started Daily Ideas! Every day since, not only have we learned something new ourselves but have also attempted to share our thoughts and ideas with the rest of the world. After all, good ideas need to be shared.

Today we tried Runway, a video editing software that does in seconds what humans take hours to do. From masking, VFX, colour correction to generation and compositing, every function Runway is capable of is powered by machine learning alone. It gets better, Runway is also developing its software to take commands in speech and execute them within seconds!

Watch the preview here -

While the content team of Purpose found it revolutionary and enjoyed it thoroughly, the post production team had a good laugh about it! Although the capacity of AI was acknowledged and genuinely appreciated, it simply cannot replace the precision and perfection of the human eye. At least not yet.

Nonetheless, AI is headed towards a future that is limitless and we are extremely eager (and a little impatient) to see what it has in store for us! Maybe in a few years it can translate our cat’s meows in our language?

Written and Curated by Arya Kastwar

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