Turn yourself into Anime

PLUS: OpenAI released ChatGPT API

Hello brains,

This is Bot Eat Brain back again with your daily munch of AI News, and oh boy do we have some tea to spill today. Put on your oven mitts, things are about to heat up.

Here’s what’s going on…

  • YouTubers develop technique to turn live footage into animation 😼

  • OpenAI co-founder Elon starts a competing company 🥊

  • OpenAI steals back the mic with a big announcement 🎤

Turn yourself into Anime 😼

This week the YouTube channel Corridor Crew blew our fricken minds with their end-to-end anime pipeline that replaces an entire studio with some AI and a team of three.

We've gone went from needing a team of hundreds to create high-quality animation to a handful of talented guys.

Their pipeline uses a combination of stable diffusion and traditional VFX to turn live-action footage into animation.

Here’s the secret sauce 🥫:

  • First, they pre-trained a stable-diffusion model on the style of animation they wanted to replicate.

  • Then they trained an additional model on each of the actors dressed in character so that the model would know how to consistently draw them.

  • Finally, the team used traditional VFX tools to reduce flickering and smooth out the transition between frames.

It still takes some technical skill, but a true one-stop solution is likely just months away, although probably it won’t be released by the team that made this demo.

In the meantime, you can turn yourself into a meme in just a few clicks using this recently launched product:

Why it matters: There are thousands more people with ideas than there are people with the means to make their ideas a reality. This pipeline dramatically reduces the cost and time required to make amazing animation.

Prediction #1: Someone is about to get rich by building an all-in-one animation product to save production companies money.

Prediction #2: We’re going to see a deluge of animated YouTube Channels and TikTok Filters beginning in the next couple of months.

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OpenAI takes back the mic 🎤

OpenAI just made their ChatGPT AI model available via API and it’s 10x cheaper than their previously available models.

The ChatGPT model family we are releasing today, gpt-3.5-turbo, is the same model used in the ChatGPT product. It is priced at $0.002 per 1k tokens, which is 10x cheaper than our existing GPT-3.5 models.

OpenAI Announcement

Buckle up and prepare yourself for an explosion of ChatGPT-powered apps.

Simultaneously, OpenAI revealed a slew of new partnerships including Snapchat, Instacart, and Shopify.


The internet remembered that OpenAI was founded as a charity with the mission of creating open and freely shared research. Now it’s a multi-billion dollar for-profit corporation that does not share code… whoops.

Elon Musk says that A.I. is ‘one of the biggest risks’ to civilization and needs to be regulated He co-founded OpenAI. Elon's Response: OpenAI was created as an open source (which is why I named it “Open” AI), non-profit company to serve as a counterweight to Google, but now it has become a closed source, maximum-profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft. Not what I intended at all.

Our take: OpenAI’s greatest fear is not public criticism… it’s competition.

The free stable-diffusion library steamrolled their image generation service DALL•E. They won’t let it happen again with ChatGPT.

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