OpenAI just gave artists access to Sora and proved the AI video tool is weirder and more powerful than we thought

A man with a balloon for a head is somehow not the weirdest thing you’ll see today thanks to a series of experimental video clips made by seven artists using OpenAI’s Sora generative video creation platform.

Unlike OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI chatbot and the DALL-E image generation platform, the company’s text-to-video tool still isn’t publicly available. However, on Monday, OpenAI revealed it had given Sora access to “visual artists, designers, creative directors, and filmmakers” and revealed their efforts in a “first impressions” blog post.