Creative Tech Platform Runway Raises $8.5 Million to Make AI Tools More Accessible

The machine learning software hub has attracted the attention of agencies like R/GA and WPP

Example of Runway's capabilities
One of Runway's dozens of tools renders photos in the styles of famous artists. Runway/Adweek

A series of research advances over the past few years have unlocked new potential for the use of AI in creative settings, from generating realistic-sounding copy to creating art from scratch. Startup Runway wants to make all of these capabilities accessible to anyone regardless of their coding background in a model similar to the Adobe Creative Suite.

@patrickkulp Patrick Kulp is an emerging tech reporter at Adweek.