Even your TikTok dances aren't safe from AI training

Alibaba Animate Anyone
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When Alibaba revealed Animate Anyone, its AI tool capable of turning static images of people into moving ones, many speculated that it could put TikTok influencers out of a job. And now, it's been revealed that the tool was indeed trained on date from scraped TikTok videos.

Well-known TikTok creators, including Charli D’Amelio, Addison Rae, Ashley Nocera, and Stina Kayy are cited in a paper detailing the model, which is capable of animating still images and has been shown to produce extremely realistic TikTok-style dance videos based on a single still.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.