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WATCH: AI writes sci-fi short film from ’90s screenplays

/ 08:24 PM June 13, 2016

Artificial intelligence is getting more and more advanced, thanks to the efforts of companies such as Google. A self-named AI called Benjamin shows its creative chops by writing a screenplay.

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According to The Next Web, Benjamin was fed dozens of ’80s and ’90s sci-fi movie screenplays. This culminated in a short entitled “Sunspring,” directed by Oscar Sharp and starring Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch. This endeavor was an entry for the 48-Hour Film Challenge at the Sci-Fi London festival.

While the dialogue and and the entire 9-minute film is quite absurd and disjointed, a certain pattern does seem to surface. The way the actors often say “I don’t know” and “I’m not sure” can be seen in various sci-fi movies where the characters are trying to grasp their current circumstance.

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For now we can rest assured that creativity and the arts are still in the capable hands of human artists. But one day, we may encounter a symphony or a work of art entirely created by our own AI creations. Alfred Bayle

TOPICS: AI, Artificial Intelligence, Benjamin, screenplay
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