This article talks about a service to create personalized video messages using AI avatars with emotions. Alethea AI is an online AI avatar studio that allows you to create photorealistic avatars with custom video messages. You can either pick a user-generated AI avatar, tokenized AI avatar, or create a new one with a single photo.
The studio then allows you to type a message or upload an audio to convert that into a video using the selected AI avatar. IT gives you 8 free credit to try each allowing you to create 30 seconds long videos. The free version only offers 1 emotion but there are 12 free languages (40 in the enterprise edition) that you can pick for the avatar. With that, you can create a personalized video message, download the video, and share it directly on social platforms.
Create Personalized Video Messages using AI Avatars
To get started with Alethea AI, you have to create an account. You can either signup with your Google account or use your email address to create an account. In case of an email address sign up, you have to confirm your email address to use the studio. Create a free account gives you 8 credits that shown at the top of the studio all the time. With that, you can pick an AI avatar and start creating a video.
Pick AI Avatar
The first step to create a video is to pick an AI avatar for it. The avatar will be the anchor of the video. Currently, the studio offers 3 types of AI avatars but with the free plan, you can pick user-generated ones only. It does have an option to create your own AI avatar but that comes with the enterprise (paid) edition.
Anyway, the user-generated section features avatars created by other users. You can browse this section and pick an avatar that suits your need.
Input for Video Message
The next step is to pick an input method for the video message. There are many options for that but in the free plan, you can either go with a personalized text message or upload an audio file.
On the next screen, you can name your AI avatar for the video and pick a language for it. The mention is set to Neutral which is the only option available for free. In the case of a text message, you can type your text here (within 140 words). And in the case of audio to video, you can upload the 30 seconds of audio file in MP3 or WAV. You also get an option to record audio instead of uploading. After that, you can generate the video which takes a couple of minutes.
In the output, you get a video with the selecting avatar saying your message in the selected language. The video does have branding on it. From here, you can download the video or use the available options to share it directly on social platforms.
Alethea AI offers a nice way to create personalized video messages within minimal time. Currently, it is using its own AI techniques with support for GPT-3 on the way. It is not perfect yet but it has great potential and with the enterprise editions, users can do a lot more things with it.