Sunspring, a Sci-Fi Short Written by Artificial Intelligence Starring Thomas Middleditch

Ars Technica Videos shared a short film titled Sunspring directed by Oscar Sharp in collaboration with Ross Goodwin, who built “Benjamin” (previously named “Jetson”), the AI who wrote the screenplay. To make Benjamin, Goodwin (who’s credited as “writer of writer”) “fueled him with hundreds of sci-fi TV and movie scripts.” After 48 hours of shooting and editing, Sunspring was born. While the premise seems very surreal and maybe a bit creepy, the result is really funny and the dedication of the actors to the lines makes the 9-minute film an entertaining, absurdist experience. Thomas Middleditch puking out an eyeball for no reason and then turning around and asking, “Then what?” is the absolute highlight of my day. In addition to the screenplay, Benjamin also wrote the lyrics for the song “Home on the Land,” which…


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