New Kickstarter hopes to fund computer-written horror movie
“The power of artificial intelligence. The creativity of humans. Introducing the world’s first machine co-written feature film!” reads the Kickstarter headline for Impossible Things.
Hoping to mark the next step in “human-computer collaboratively-created original content”, tech firm Greenlight Essentials has set out to raise $30,000 Canadian dollars for a new computer-assisted horror movie. The project credits its “Analytical Terminal” as a co-writer on the screenplay, which has been designed to collate movie trends and smoosh them into a great new plot.
This is why the people at Greenlight Essentials think that computers do it better (their bolds and italics):
“The traditional creative process does not take advantage of the amount of information available today. Anyone can create something but, when trying to create good content for a large audience, the process is fundamentally flawed. Without information to see the full picture, it is hard to know what everyone wants and this is why we see 87% of films in the box office fail to break even.”
Kickstarter backers who pledge $1,500 Canadian dollars will be mailed “a collectible mysterious prop that was used in the actual movie”, while backers who pledge $8,000 can “appear in the movie for a few seconds for a non-spreaking role”.
The Kickstarter is currently at $10,613 of its $30,000 goal, owing to 125 backers.
With 51 days to go of the campaign, are Greenlight onto something, or are they striving to achieve (ahem) ‘impossible things’?