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AI Play No More Opaque than Beckett

Sunspring | A Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Thomas Middleditch
In the wake of Google’s AI Go victory, filmmaker Oscar Sharp turned to his technologist collaborator Ross Goodwin to build a machine that could write screenplays. They created "Jetson" and fueled him with hundreds of sci-fi TV and movie scripts. Building a team including Thomas Middleditch, star of HBO’s Silicon Valley, they gave themselves 48 hours to shoot and edit whatever Jetson decided to write.

You can see it at Sunspring | A Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Thomas Middleditch – Ars Technica Videos – The Scene.

It is no more obscure than some Samuel Beckett.

More info at Ars Technica’s Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense…including the somewhat disturbing fact that the AI has named itself Benjamin.

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Weirdest Ad of the Year?

This is a genuine Cruz-for-Prez production aimed at Donald Trump.

Weird doesn’t begin to describe it.

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