Watch “Silicon Valley” Star Thomas Middleditch In A Short Film Written By An AI System

Hollywood churns out sci-fi blockbusters like clockwork. Why not ask AI to do the job? Sunspring, a short film that debuted today on Ars Technica, displays many of the sci-fi tropes that fans of the genre know and love, from shiny metallic costumes to creepy biotechnology. There’s just one difference: The nine-minute film was written by an artificially intelligent system named Benjamin, and, in a strangely satisfying way, it makes very little sense. The film centers on three characters, H (Thomas Middleditch of HBO’s Silicon Valley), H2 (Elisabeth Gray), and C (Humphrey Ker). Their banter, layered with an undertone of foreboding, is premised on the idea that “in a future with mass unemployment, young people are forced to sell blood.” Benjamin ingested that prompt, which also serves as…


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