23 Mind-Blowing Free AI Tools You Need to Try


This video showcases 23 free AI tools across various categories like 3D scene generation, text-to-3D models, interactive search assistants, music composition, lyric writing, drawing animation, photo/video animation and editing, image upscaling/restoration, text-to-image generation, and more. For each tool, the key features and capabilities are explained along with examples of output you can achieve. Whether you want to boost creativity, productivity, or just have fun experimenting, these AI tools enable anyone to tap into advanced generative capabilities at no cost.

Timestamped Highlights

🀯 Luma Labs creates fully interactive 3D scenes from phone videos using neural radiance fields and gaussian splatting. Has many creative applications.
πŸŽ₯ To create your own 3D scene, record a video walking around an object or scene. Upload and explore finished results on web or phone.
🧞 Luma's new Genie tool instantly generates incredibly detailed 3D models from any text prompt in their Discord. It's free for now.
πŸ€– Perplexity is a search assistant chatbot that provides concise answers from the web. Uploads PDFs to ask questions about them. Very useful.
πŸ“š SciSpace answers questions with insights from relevant research papers. Can simplify complex papers or clip parts to explain. Great for students.
πŸ’‘ Turn on Generative Search in Google Labs. Directly gets summaries and images from AI in results. Lots of functionality.
🎸 Suno generates custom songs with vocals from lyrics or topics you provide. Ridiculously impressive given the ease of use.
🎹 Meta's MusicGen creates music without vocals for any genre based on a text prompt. Simple and adaptable.
πŸ–ΌοΈ LeiaPix easily animates still images with depth effects. Get 3 free HD exports, unlimited 720p, plus free depth maps.
πŸŽ₯ Insta3D takes LeiaPix depth maps and creates navigable 3D scenes from images. Trippy effects.
πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ¨ Meta tool animates characters in children's drawings. Key out the background and overlay animations on other media.
🎞️ Pika animated an image into a short video based on descriptive prompts. This + upscaling in CapCut works very well.
πŸŒ„ Replicate has unlimited image upscaling and restoration tools like increasing resolution, de-noising, de-blurring, and colorizing.
πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’« Illusion Diffusion creates mind-bending art by transforming images into spirals and other illusions. So many possibilities.
πŸ–ΌοΈ Multiple quality text-to-image generators compared. Big fan of Playground AI for versatility and features under free tier.
🎨 Playground AI canvas workspace enables image compositing, style changing, bg removal, and more. Very intuitive once you learn it.
🎢 Combined several tools to create an animated music video with AI-generated frog cyborg band and lyrics. Skills gained from video sponsor Skillshare helped in production.

Key Insights

The rate of advancement across AI generative tools is astounding. As more research is published and collaborations formed, capabilities seem to double every couple months.
Monetization plans are changing rapidly too. What's free today may not be tomorrow. But enjoy experimenting while access is available!
The creative possibilities expand exponentially when you chain multiple AI tools together. Animation, illustration, music, video, etc. can all build on outputs from each other.
Hands-on learning resources like Skillshare courses help level up knowledge to make the most out of these tools. I invested time there early on to improve my video editing skills applied in this video.
Stay updated on the latest and greatest AI developments, and get the tools/tips delivered to your inbox by subscribing at Futurepedia.io or this channel.
Despite some hype, we're still in the early days of AI generative art. As research and tech continues rapidly advancing, expect more new paradigms and creative mediums to emerge.
Even limiting outputs to free tiers of tools, you can produce professional quality content. The boundaries keep getting pushed on what's possible without paying.
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