Israeli Start-Up D-ID Releases Its App that Creates Talking Video Avatars

IBL News | New York

The Israeli start-up launched its iOS and Android apps, which allow users to upload a still image and script and turn it into an AI-generated video.

Originally available as a web platform, this technology, a mix of proprietary and open-source software, is being used to create digital representations of people, including fictional characters, presenters, or brand ambassadors.

Like the web version, the app features premade digital characters that D-ID provides or uploads an image from the user’s phone’s photo library. The videos can be up to 10 minutes in length.

This mobile service is subscription-based, with plans starting at $5.99 per month.

“At its core lies a foundational model capable of generating video frames based on audio input. All its products are powered by its robust API with the ability to render video at an industry-leading 100 FPS, four times faster than real-time rendering,” Gil Perry, CEO of D-ID, said to TechCrunch.

D-ID, which raised a $25 million Series B last year, claims that over 150 million videos have been made using the platform.