Artificial intelligence

Discover a film entirely written and directed by the most popular AI in the world

A group of filmmakers used ChatGPT to write and direct Safe Zone, a 7-minute short film, which is the first of its kind and a potential harbinger of what’s to come.

By Jonathan Klotz
| Published 5 minutes ago

One more step towards humanity giving way to an all-powerful AI was made thanks to a small team of filmmakers using ChatGPT to create a short film, recently shared on Youtube. Richard Juan and Aaron Kemmer, plus cinematographer Odyssey Flores, selected from over 100 potential films scenarios created by popular AI software. After selecting a script, the team used ChatGPT to create step-by-step shots, casting positions, camera angles, lighting, and focus for each shot, even referring to the software for advice on props and sample shots.

The team of humans taking over ChatGPT has settled on the Security areaa short film about siblings confronting the news that an AI is about to enslave all humanity. With a cast of four who mostly served double duty behind the camera, the team made sure to take all directions from the AI ​​program, combined with the DALL-E2 program, owned by the same company as ChatGPT, to develop a storyboard. The writing isn’t the best, although the line “they met at a BTS concert” is pretty good in the Ned Breene/Ed Wood genre, but overall the end result is like a decent student film.

ChatGPT, since its public release in November, has been used by students, social media managers, writers and others creative artists pushing the limits of what the program can handle, movies, scripts, comics and even music. As of now, researchers, academics, and creatives all agree that the program lacks a certain depth to its writing that makes it clear an AI is responsible. For the moment, if we rely on the quality of Security areacreative jobs are always safe from being taken by AI, but that may not always be the case.

the Security area may highlight ChatGPT’s shortcomings when it comes to making a movie, but it also shows how useful the technology can be to augment, not replace. Juan and Kemmer’s team followed ChatGPT to the letter, but if instead of running an experiment they focused on the quality of the end result, they could have made tweaks and tweaks using AI as the basis. The ability to sift through hundreds of possibilities in a fraction of the time it would take human writers, or test multiple camera and lighting setups, could greatly help early-stage filmmakers.

A ChatGPT-led image of The security zone

ChatGPT, to some, even in its current form which cannot pass a Turing test, still poses an existential threat to humanity as a whole. The singularity, a theoretical point at which AI will surpass humanity’s collective intelligence, is widely feared by futurists, including the late Stephen Hawking. Although the potential singularity may cause Battlestar Galactica or Hi Terminator moving from science fiction to reality, other futurists actively work on AI systems despite the warnings of others.

One such futurist is Elon Musk, current CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter, who is also one of the biggest supporters of Open AI, a nonprofit dedicated to creating AI that will benefit people. humanity. Open AI happens to be the owner of ChatGPT, giving people another reason to love or hate Musk, depending on how they feel about AI. For now, instead of hastening our inevitable destruction, ChatGPT can be used to help Support creative endeavors, pushing the boundaries of what can be done, and more specifically, what a small team of filmmakers can achieve against the resources of established studios.

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