Why this founder wants to build the Netflix of AI
“Things are moving fast”, Zaesar says, but he is moving faster
Hey Zaesar, we saw your work on LinkedIn and Twitter and we think it’s super interesting! We are happy to have you on the blog. Can you tell us who you are and how you ended up doing Generative AI?
Zaesar: Hi! Yes, people know me as Zaesar in social media. Being born in Switzerland and having a spanish name, that was how people were writing and calling me.
I started being interested in AI because of the power of controlling large databases and creating some bots to replicate friend’s behaviours. Before all this hype of AI I was curious if by giving all the history of chatting with a specific person it would create a clone of him. Worked for a while with some friend’s WhatsApp history. Of course with their permission. Nothing new, there was already a project called Replika. To be into Generative AI was with the explosion of AI images.
aifilms.ai aims to become the Netflix of AI, which sounds promising! Can you tell us what it means in the age of GenAI and how do you plan to achieve this?
The power of AI tools is obvious and we are just scratching the surface. The level of development and improvement will just increase exponentially. What I think is interesting, is the democratisation of storytelling, especially in films. I see the birth of a new type of “auteur-director”. AI tools simplify the whole process and it just leaves the most important thing, creativity.
AI FILMS (aifilms.ai) is not meant to be a guideline of what it has to be. It is open to experimenting and putting out the different styles that always appear with new technologies. As a guitar player I like to put the example of the distortion pedal. It brought styles like Heavy-Metal and Grunge.
The workflow of AI FILMS is to create a way that we as a new type of creators can monetize from our work. From pay-per-view to subscription based. The situation that an AI can completely generate a unique film, with OST, sound effects, voices,… will not be soon.
Being innovative in the art of storytelling can be tricky as you compete with maybe 3-4k years of R&D. Do you think we will see major disruptions in the art of storytelling itself or will it be more in the way we tell stories?
I think both. The new ways of connecting in a multicultural society expands the points of views massively. But somehow we are still forced on following old stories. The power of having a community and exploring, with the help of AI, different styles and archetypes will guide us on the feedback we get from it.
For sure with this, it becomes easier to open new paths where we feel us identified than to trying to fit on old types. Again, new technologies brought new types of movements. And this one is disruptive.
You tweeted that you already had 500 sign up from Ai creators, that’s impressive! When will we be able to see something on your website?
Well, we are working hard on it. We are making the correct moves to accept creators from so many countries as possible. This will require some decisions from our side to make it work. We don’t have an exact date of opening the platform to the viewers. First it will be open internally to all the creators that have registered and get familiar with the dashboard and upload all the creations.
What do you think is the next big thing that is gonna happen in the next couple of weeks/months, ai-tech related?
Now we already have Text-to-Video. But I think, something that is underrated and that are happening big improvements is in video to sound effects. There are some promising projects going on in creating sound effects based on an image or what is happening on a video.
With your experience using the tools, you probably discovered a couple of tips and tricks. Which ones would you be ok to share with our audience?
A good place to start would be to definitely go to an account we created on Hugging Face. There are multiple spaces from where you can get a taste of what is possible.
To me the best option is to directly try the code on Google Colab and tweak it. This helps you to figure out what is possible and maybe find your own style. To not marry any specific AI tool I think is a clever move. Test, tweak code, mix,… as I said, things are moving fast.
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What is the next thing you are going to try using Ai tools?
I’m curious to see the release of a tool, maybe combining GPT-4 or other with voice. I want to have a conversation and learn from me. So, it gets better interacting and assisting.
Is there anything else you want to share with our audience?
I think it is a good opportunity to be the avant-garde of new styles and movements. This technology is so disruptive that it doesn’t matter what you are into, AI tools should be in the to-do-list to explore.
Where can people find out more about you?
You can find me most on Twitter. My username is @zaesarius.