This is What Happens When You Get an Artificial Intelligence to Write a Sci-Fi Movie

Artificial Intelligence is getting very good at a number of things, playing Settlers of Catan, humans at Go, and judging beauty contests to name but a few. Such is the scope of A.I’s abilities, many fear that their jobs will be at risk from automation. However, if you’re a budding filmmaker and you’re concerned about the computers coming for your job, it looks like you’ve got nothing to worry about, because an innovative new project just proved that A.I is absolutely useless at writing screenplays.Oscar Sharp, a director and writer of a number of short films, decided to see what would happen if they fed an LSTM Recurrent Neural Network called Jetson a list of screenplays from movies that included Silver Linings Playbook, Alien, The Avengers, and Ghostbusters. The computer…


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