Ariella Brown

I’d Like to Thank the Algorithm that Made this Film Possible

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kq4ym
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Re: What machines think of humans
kq4ym   7/25/2016 9:24:56 AM
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And speaking of computers writing nonsensical stuff, an online "news" site take words from National Public Radio (NPR) stories and links them together for the amusing and improbable results: don't-play-with-your-news.com

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Re: What machines think of humans
SethBreedlove   7/24/2016 1:20:19 AM
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The other day with my cell phone in my pocket the text message autocorrect wrote a whole paragraph reply to a friend that was nonsensical but grammatically correct.  Luckily it didn't send as I would have had trouble explaining it. 

 

I would love to see an algorithm that could detect plot holes. While we may be a long way from having a computer write a whole script it might be useful for those moments of writer's block. 

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SaneIT   7/20/2016 10:01:17 AM
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From what I understand there are computer generated pop stars in Japan, the music, the voices the persona, everything is artificial aside from the writing.  In short it's the opposite of this film, humans write the songs and the scripts then everything is generated to fit that vision.  It's not automated at all but I also hear that Google is doing some music creation now based on formulas from popular music genres.  Maybe that isn't far off in the future.   

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Lyndon_Henry   7/19/2016 8:37:31 PM
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Kq4ym writes

Computer generated music has been going on for decades and has been successful according to some critics. Films would seem to have many more elements and variations possible so it would make sense we're not quite there yet.



 

What a glorious day it will be when the Academy Award for Best Original Score is awarded to ... Watson ...

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kq4ym   7/19/2016 9:03:42 AM
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It does seem the film making is still very much a work in progress. Computer generated music has been going on for decades and has been successful according to some critics. Films would seem to have many more elements and variations possible so it would make sense we're not quite there yet.

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Music by algorithm
Lyndon_Henry   7/17/2016 8:55:38 PM
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Ariella writes (regarding computer music) "I haven't heard of that before."

 Here's a YouTube video of a couple of musicians performing a piece reportedly composed entirely by a computer. Seems to incorporate some musical rules; if you like to listen to compositions that adhere to the prescribed rules, you might find this enchanting. Otherwise ...

 

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Re: Even More mediocre?
tomsg   7/15/2016 9:40:21 AM
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Let's hope it is better than that!

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Re: Even More mediocre?
Ariella   7/15/2016 8:25:03 AM
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<This script sorta reminds me of "computer music" that first appeared in the 1960s. >

@Lyndon_Henry I haven't heard of that before. There is a publication that bears that title, but it appears to be something of much more recent vintage. 

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Re: What machines think of humans
Ariella   7/15/2016 8:22:48 AM
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@SaneIT that would be a much more complex project. The script deals with text only and recognizing patterns from the input. To get a link between word and action would require a level of intelligence that doesn't just seek to replicate pattens but that understands what language means in human terms. I get the impression that when Benjamin juxtaposes standing and sitting, it doesn't mean something particular but simply offering a pattern of action words that it has seen before, possibly in script stage directios in which the two actions were really intended for 2 different people. 

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Re: What machines think of humans
SaneIT   7/15/2016 8:04:15 AM
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@Ariella I saw the example but I think this might be more of a language issue than a direction issue.  The word standing has a few uses and the AI may have meant he was stationary in space sitting on the floor referencing his position, status, or permanence.  We as humans can misinterpret things just as easily as machines can and we tend to make assumptions that machines don't.  This is why I think an AI produced movie would be more telling than the script since it would show us exactly what it meant.  Maybe the movie making AI needs to produce a script that goes with the movie so that we can see how it thinks not just what it can produce. 

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