Watch the Short Film ‘Sunspring,’ Scripted by Artificial Intelligence and Starring Thomas Middleditch

It’s no news that machines are getting smarter by the year, but, even then, there are still things that are assumed to be achieved exclusively through human intellect, foremost of which is the creation of art. It is because of humanity’s presumed monopoly on artistic creativity that a film such as Spike Jonze’s Her feels so uncanny in its depiction of an operating system composing music. In that film, it is understood that this improbable creative act actually arose from crunching data on samples of past music, but Her leads us to question whether we are so different. Don’t we all learn based on a combination of genetic hardwiring (which is comparable to machine hardwiring) and accumulated experience (which is essentially data collection)? If so, what truly separates human from computer?…


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