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Google targets filmmakers with Veo, its new generative AI video model

A screenshot taken of Google’s Veo demonstration, showing an ai-generated elephant that looks like a knitted toy.
Veo demos show that Google’s AI-generated video capabilities have come a long way. | Image: Google

It’s been three months since OpenAI demoed its captivating text-to-video AI, Sora, and now Google is trying to steal some of that spotlight. Announced during its I/O developer conference on Tuesday, Google says Veo — its latest generative AI video model — can generate “high-quality” 1080p resolution videos over a minute in length in a wide variety of visual and cinematic styles.

Veo has “an advanced understanding of natural language,” according to Google’s press release, enabling the model to understand cinematic terms like “timelapse” or “aerial shots of a landscape.” Users can direct their desired output using text, image, or…

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