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Sci-fi screenplay written by artificial intelligence


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Some of you might enjoy this video and article: http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/06/an-ai-wrote-this-movie-and-its-strangely-moving/


"Sunspring [is] a short science fiction film that's not entirely what it seems. It's about three people living in a weird future, possibly on a space station, probably in a love triangle. You know it's the future because H (played with neurotic gravity by Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch) is wearing a shiny gold jacket, H2 (Elisabeth Gray) is playing with computers, and C (Humphrey Ker) announces that he has to 'go to the skull' before sticking his face into a bunch of green lights. It sounds like your typical sci-fi B-movie, complete with an incoherent plot. Except Sunspring isn't the product of Hollywood hacks—it was written entirely by an AI. To be specific, it was authored by a recurrent neural network called long short-term memory, or LSTM for short. At least, that's what we'd call it. The AI named itself Benjamin."


I thought it was hilarious.  :)

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Nobody? Maybe I just have an odd sense of humor. 


At the least, you have to appreciate what the incredibly talented actors are able to do with computer-generated lines like, "You should see the boy and shut up. I was the one who was going to be 100 years old.â€

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I think calling it a "B Movie" is a compliment.


DH says it was just a Markov Chain, and not even a good one.


Yeah, I don't think anyone is claiming the script is "good," but I thought it was amusing to see what the actors were able to do with it. Also, it's fun to see what gets spit out of a computer that's been fed a diet of sci-fi (with shows like the X-Files being weighted more heavily because there were so many episodes).

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I found it amusing to watch. I could almost see why the computer spat out the script it did.


(Spoilers, of a sort, if that is possible)


You have actors talking.

Someone new walks into the conversation. 

Then an argument with raised voices.

Someone declares loudly why they are good.

Someone threatens to leave....


...A close up of a person talking at the end / the ending voice over explaining things. 


Very typical science fiction, total gibberish, but very typical. 

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