AI is the writer, editor & director of this movie

Jun 29, 2018, 8:06 AM EDT
(Source: John O'Nolan/flickr)
(Source: John O'Nolan/flickr)

Call him a genius for writing, scoring, constructing, directing and editing an entire film by itself or brand him a thickhead for a bizarrely incoherent plot, terrible dialogues and schmaltzy sound track, Benjamin, an AI program, deserves recognition for what it did single handedly.

The film “Zone Out,” created as an entry in the Sci-Fi-London 48-Hour Challenge, was part of a broader experiment by Los Angeles-based director Oscar Sharp and Ross Goodwin, a creative technologist at Google, who sought to learn about human creative process by automating each part of the filmmaking, notes Fanatical Futurist.

The film disappoints as an artistic rendition but “it’s spectacularly timely,” coinciding with a phase when “deepfakes,” the fabricated porn videos of celebrities are beginning to flood the internet, reports Wired.