SUNSPRING Is a Hilariously Confusing Sci-Fi Short Written by an A.I. Neural Network
I've got a strange, charming, and completely incoherent sci-fi short film for you to check out today called "Sunspring." The film was written by an artificial intelligent neural network that was fed hundreds of scripts for sci-fi films and TV shows. The A.I. spit out this script for "Sunspring" which is a jumbled mess of absurdity, but that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable, because it is. It doesn't hurt that it stars Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch. In a weird way he actually makes it all work. Here's some information regarding the short:
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.
I can't even begin to tell you what the movie is about because there's no plot! It's just weird characters, in a strange setting, saying crazy things. One thing is for sure... it made me laugh.