Can a Film Made by a Machine Move You?

Mar 14, 2017

11:00am – 12:00pm CT

Films make us laugh and cry. Filmmakers who wield this power can impact the world, but is filmmaking a uniquely human skill? Can a film made by a machine move you? Zoic Labs (Hollywood CGI/software company) and Saatchi/Team One (ad agency) conducted an experiment to answer this question using open source and custom AI tools: IBM Watson, EEG, emotion recognition, MS Rinna chatbot, auto-editing and neural art software. This talk will explore the future of storytelling from the perspectives of TV director Loni Peristere (American Horror Story) and ECD Alastair Green, including a technical case study given by Zoic CTO Saker Klippsten on the making of a film conceived, directed, and edited by AI.

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photo of Alastair Green
photo of Saker Klippsten
Saker Klippsten

Zoic Labs/Studios

photo of Sarah McGee
Sarah McGee

Zoic Studios

photo of Loni Peristere
Loni Peristere

Zoic Studios

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