Watch ‘Sunspring’: A Fascinatingly Incoherent Sci-Fi Film Written By An AI

“Well, I have to go to the skull,” is a line that can only find place in a movie that does not make any sense. In the nine minute movie “Sunspring,” however, it is far from the most nonsensical piece of dialogue. The credit (or the blame) for the creation of the disjointed script of the movie goes to Benjamin — a neural network created by filmmaker Oscar Sharp and Ross Goodwin, who is an artificial intelligence researcher at New York University. Sharp and Goodwin fed the AI, which is a Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) recurring neural network, a raft of sci-fi scripts written for movies like Aliens, Watchmen, Star Trek and the X-Files. Initially, Benjamin kept “spitting out conversations between Mulder and Scully [the X-Files protagonists], and you’d notice that Scully…


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