Harnessing AI: Luma Secures $43M to Revolutionize 3D Modeling

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The next will be developing “next gen” generative AI models that address what Yu characterizes as the “uncanny valley” problem in current-gen GenAI. To go beyond language models, the next unlock will come from vision,” Yu told TechCrunch in an email interview. Luma’s current focus — launching 3D model-creating AI models — is an increasingly competitive space. Even incumbents like Autodesk and Nvidia are beginning to dip their toes in the sector with apps like Get3D, which converts images to 3D models, and ClipForge, which generates models from text descriptions. An improved version of Genie launches today, but future, more capable generative AI models are a ways away.