AI Storytelling Video Trends Are Becoming Popular
By: Eleanor Liang
Look at these images below. These images look realistic, but they're not true. AI is replacing artists and photographers. “A recent competition has sought to determine who is superior in the realm of art – man or machine – and for now at least, it’s good news for humans,” Kids News said.
These pictures made by AI can spread rumors. Trump gets arrested, a fake photo of AI(this is not true) (right). AI imitates boy image(left). Google Searched.
However, beyond the bright side, the dark side is emerging from behind the scenes.
FIRST, WHAT IS AI STORYTELLING ANYWAY?
AI stands for artificial intelligence, and it can do many things. However, according to the CBC News headline (Artificial intelligence apps Lensa and ChatGPT raising ethical concerns), it seems like AI can be a little dangerous.
AI storytelling is composed of avatars, or moving pictures, that look and sound like human beings. These avatars could be based on real people but could also be fake.
“They can include AI-generated avatars that use real photos run through an AI tool that makes them move or speak,” CBC News informed. ”The videos can include everything from famous historical figures talking about their lives to fictional kids telling silly and sometimes disturbing stories.”
“One video with millions of views features an avatar based on the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur talking about his real life and death.”
Popular social media platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram have AI-storytelling videos. In fact, these social media platforms have started to ban harmful AI content.
In some cases, videos with millions of views feature inappropriate content that can be disturbing to kids. Some of the content relates to insults, violence, threats, and racism.
So should kids watch AI on social media?
“Kids especially like to experiment and push the edges of what’s possible, and that’s OK; that’s part of imagination,” said Guy Gadney, founder and CEO of a company called Charisma.ai.
Alisha Arora, 17, is a teenage TikToker who lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
The first time she saw an AI storytelling video on TikTok, it appeared to be a famous basketball player telling his story.
“I actually thought it was real,” Alisha said in an interview with CBC Kids News. “It’s hard to draw the line between what’s real and what’s fake.”
TikTok said it takes AI-generated content seriously.
“Like many technologies, the advancement of synthetic media opens up both exciting creative opportunities, as well as unique safety considerations,” said Danielle Morgan, a communications lead at TikTok Canada.
Morgan commented that TikTok is “committed to responsible innovation.”
“Its policies state that AI-generated media ‘that contains the likeness of any real private figure’ is not allowed,” CBC News stated.
AI-generated media portraying public figures is allowed on Tik-Tok, though there are specific policies around it.
One of the policies states, “It can’t be used to endorse a product or break rules against ‘hate speech, sexual and serious forms of harassment.’”
Also, you can only create a public figure of 18 years or older.
“That means avatars made to look like real kids, even famous ones, are not allowed to be used as AI-generated video on the platform”CBC News stated.
Overall, AI is giving us a better life, but beware inappropriate AI videos!