This Horror Movie Trailer Might Creep You Out For All The Wrong Reasons

Not satisfied with designing arguably sub-par burritos or beating the pants off of Ken Jennings on Jeopardy!, IBM Watson can now add film editing to its LinkedIn profile: The supercomputer has generated a trailer for the sci-fi drama Morgan. Truly an artificial-intelligence-of-all-trades, Watson has also shown that it (or should we be saying he? she?) can describe images and replace your oncologist, sort of. The Morgan trailer looks no different stylistically than any other manmade movie trailer, which was the idea when 20th Century Fox tasked Watson with the project. How the supercomputer got to the final product sounds pretty similar to the process a human film editor might go through, too: After analyzing the movie—along with thousands of other horror and sci-fi movies—to see which kinds of moments created suspense, Watson selected 10 scenes for a total of six minutes of…


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