What happens when you take the scripts from dozens of sci-fi movies and TV series, and feed them (along with a couple of seed prompts) into a long short-term memory recurrent neural network? You get this bizarre screenplay, with dialogue for three characters (named H, H, and C -- one of the H's had to be renamed H2) and stage directions like
C Well, I have to go to the skull. I don't know. He picks up a light screen and fights the security force of the particles of a transmission on his face.
Director Oscar Sharp assembled a cast and crew (including Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch) and produced the screenplay as a short film. The results are ... well, just watch:
Ars Technica has a fascinating story on the making of the movie and the AI who wrote the screenplay. Benjamin (the name the AI gave itself) even chimes in in the comment section.
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