In the wake of technological advancements, D-ID, the Israel-based tech startup known for its stunning AI-fueled family photo animations, has introduced its pioneering AI video technology in a new mobile application. Evolving beyond its initial web platform, D-ID's innovatively designed Creative Reality Studio allows users to bring to life static images and scripts via AI-generated videos. The technology paves the way for creating realistic digital depictions of oneself, historical personas, mythical characters, and brand emissaries.
The emerging technology has found early adoptions in sectors including corporate training, educational programs, business communications, and product marketing. With the mobile version of the tool, users can download the app from the App Store or Google Play, either log in or create a new account, and enter the realm of AI-powered video creation. Users can opt for a ready-made “digital person” provided by D-ID or upload an image from their phone. Customization extends to choosing the dialogue for the digital entity from 119 languages and selecting the tonal inflection of the speech.
At its center, an intricate model is capable of producing video frames based on audio inputs. The intuitive application interface renders videos at an unprecedented 100 FPS, which is four times faster than real-time video rendering, thus revolutionizing the traditional video production timelines. The technology caters to a wide user base, including AI aficionados, video bloggers, educators, and anyone interested in sharing videos featuring digital personas – from versions of oneself to historical or fictional characters.
The mobile app is subject to the same moderation policies as the web version. It doesn't allow the recreation of controversial content, ensuring the tech isn't exploited for spreading disinformation. Furthermore, D-ID exhibits a steadfast commitment to maintaining copyright tenets, complying with AI regulations, and refraining from licensing its technology to certain contentious areas. Before the mobile app's launch, the desktop version reportedly logged 60,000 new sign-ups per day and rendered more than 150 million videos, signaling the promising potential of the mobile version.
Success beckons D-ID, having raised a significant $25 million Series B round last year following the popularity of its Deep Nostalgia and LiveStory projects. These projects involved animating historical family photos along with the addition of audio, which went viral. The newly launched mobile app will be subscription-based and start at just $5.99 per month, broadening its reach to mobile-centric users. As D-ID continues to evolve its Creative Reality Studio software and redefine the limits of AI, we're set for a future where photo galleries gain a whole new dimension.