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AI has trained itself to create Flintstones cartoon videos

From AI that was just an imaginary piece of fiction to creating its own creative content, we have come a long way.

  • Published: April 16, 2018 5:09 PM IST
The Flintstones

Artificial intelligence has come a long way, from being a hypothetical concept from films to controlling driverless cars. But many have believed that AI could technically only handle tasks that require nor creativity. But that concept became a questioned one after Nvidia’s demonstration last year, where their own AI created images of very real looking fake people who don’t even exist.

And now there’s a group of researchers who have come up with an AI that can create videos of the popular cartoon series called The Flintstones. The Flintstones were an American cartoon series that featured a modern stone age family and the last of it’s episodes appeared 50 years ago. And now researchers working at The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and The University of Washington have created an AI that was trained using more than 25,000 Flintstones videos. The AI called Composition, Retrieval and Fusion Network or CRAFT in short, uses the provided annotations in the video to understand how it works with the text.

And this process helps the AI to understand the relation of the text to what is being annoted by it. And after the analysis is done, the AI starts to make its very own version of the provided data, in this case, The Flintstones.

Check out the video below:

Though it looks far from the original, the very fact that it could take in the style and content of the series and create something that does not behave foreign is amazing.

  • Published Date: April 16, 2018 5:09 PM IST