This terribly depressing sci-fi short was created by artificial intelligence

This AI-created short is proof that original sci-fi films still exist, assuming you are okay with something as comprehensible as Terrence Malick’s works.Sunspring, a short film that debuted on Ars Technica, was written entirely by an artificially intelligent system named Benjamin. It looks and feels like a sci-fi thriller, but makes absolutely no sense. The dialogue is so incomprehensible that, when paired with the film’s delightfully talented and dedicated actors, provides more comedy than plot. But hidden behind the laughter is a deeply disturbing thriller with images of suicide, the coughing up of body parts, and loss. The seven-minute film has three characters: H, Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley); H2, Elisabeth Gray (The Voorman Problem); and C, Humphrey Ker (sketch-comedy group The Penny Dreadfuls). A simple plot, and the first line…


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