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posted by hubie on Sunday February 25, @03:47PM   Printer-friendly
from the life-imitating-art-imitating-life dept.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2024/02/will-smith-parodies-viral-ai-generated-video-by-actually-eating-spaghetti/

On Monday, Will Smith posted a video on his official Instagram feed that parodied an AI-generated video of the actor eating spaghetti that went viral last year. With the recent announcement of OpenAI's Sora video synthesis model, many people have noted the dramatic jump in AI-video quality over the past year compared to the infamous spaghetti video. Smith's new video plays on that comparison by showing the actual actor eating spaghetti in a comical fashion and claiming that it is AI-generated.
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In the Instagram comments section, some people expressed confusion about the new (non-AI) video, saying, "I'm still in doubt if second video was also made by AI or not." In a reply, someone else wrote, "Boomers are gonna loose [sic] this one. Second one is clearly him making a joke but I wouldn't doubt it in a couple months time it will get like that."

We have not yet seen a model with the capability of Sora attempt to create a new Will-Smith-eating-spaghetti AI video, but the result would likely be far better than what we saw last year, even if it contained obvious glitches.


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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by looorg on Sunday February 25, @04:07PM (2 children)

    by looorg (578) on Sunday February 25, @04:07PM (#1346186)

    Perhaps SORA can beat him by generating a video of him slapping Chris Rock again ... or one where Rock slaps him ...

    Google Gemini will probably throw out and error as it would be two black people slapping each other. Or there is probably some racist stereotype of black people eating pasta. Either way it's probably not in line with parameters.

    • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Sunday February 25, @04:34PM (1 child)

      by Gaaark (41) on Sunday February 25, @04:34PM (#1346188) Journal

      Give Sora this text:

      Have Will Smith walk away into the sunset, never to be seen again.
      For real.
      Please!

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 25, @05:12PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 25, @05:12PM (#1346196)

        +1

  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 25, @05:10PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 25, @05:10PM (#1346194)

    Person posts video, this makes news now?

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by Rosco P. Coltrane on Sunday February 25, @05:37PM (1 child)

      by Rosco P. Coltrane (4757) on Sunday February 25, @05:37PM (#1346200)

      Yes: certifiably human-made content is about to become exceedingly rare.

      • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Sunday February 25, @06:12PM

        by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Sunday February 25, @06:12PM (#1346207) Homepage Journal

        In Journey to Madness all art, music, and literature are generated by computers. HUman musicians are rare, and professionals nonexistent.

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    • (Score: 3, Touché) by Tork on Monday February 26, @07:36PM

      by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 26, @07:36PM (#1346368)

      Person posts video, this makes news now?

      AC posts comment, this changes the course of galactic events how?

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Opportunist on Sunday February 25, @05:44PM (1 child)

    by Opportunist (5545) on Sunday February 25, @05:44PM (#1346203)

    The real video is way more life-like.

    AI sucks.

    • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Monday February 26, @03:16PM

      by Freeman (732) on Monday February 26, @03:16PM (#1346317) Journal

      It was released right after news of Sora was released. Coincidence? I think not. It was a good marketing gimmick in my opinion. Assuming, he wasn't just trying to troll people. Assuming he was, that just makes it funnier. It would be interesting to see, if Sora could make a decent representation.

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