I'm cautiously excited by Google's VLOGGER AI

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By now you've probably heard of Google's latest project VLOGGER – an AI model that can create a sophisticated animated avatar from a still image. While it's still in the early research phase, I'll admit that VLOGGER initially filled me with a little bit of existential dread. But since learning more about the project – consider me converted.

It seems like every day we're bombarded with some doom and gloom news about how AI is replacing artists and set for world domination. While VLOGGER may sound like just another example, research reveals it could revolutionise video content, refining dubbed translation and making laggy Zoom calls a thing of the past.

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.