Google earlier this month released to the public the first piece of original music created by Magenta, a project that utilizes the artificial intelligence engine TensorFlow to determine if an AI system can create compelling pieces of art and music.
It’s only fitting, then, that the composition be followed by a short film.
Sunspring, starring Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch and directed by Oscar Sharp, was written by an LSTM (Long Short Term Memory) recurrent neural network. As Gizmodo recounts, Sharp and technologist Ross Goodwin fed the neural network a smattering of sci-fi scripts and a series of prompts for which to base its film on.
This is what it came up with.
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