While we have heard many examples of Artificial intelligence (AI) based applications in real life such as reading and writing novels, creating music and even playing football and chess, a deep presence of the technology in our daily lives still felt distant. We know that it exists and it is capable of brilliance but it still somehow felt surreal. However, a trailer for the upcoming movie Morgan , released by Fox Pictures in collaboration with IBM, which has been created using their Artificial Intelligence program, Watson, will give you the chills. Also Read - Realme announces 'D' under its TechLife division; will focus on smart home devicesAlso Read - Sony leading image sensor market, Samsung still trails behind
Production house, 20th Century Fox is releasing its AI horror thriller, Morgan, in theaters on September 2, about a genetically-engineered child gone wrong. The production house decided that nothing could be better than getting a trailer of a movie, about a fictional artificially enhanced human, being created by Artificial Intelligence program itself. Consequently, the production house approached IBM to seek their AI Watson s help to watch and analyze the movie and create a movie automatically. And Watson did it, and oh boy is it good! The trailer, which was released on August 30, is so brilliantly done that it will amaze you and freak you out at the same time. Also Read - Instagram uses AI to automatically hide offensive comments
Using experimental Watson APIs and machine learning techniques, the IBM Research system, Watson, analyzed more than hundred horror and thriller movie trailers and their individual scenes to understand the components of sound, speech, music, picture, scene, and emotion. The analysis helped Watson learn what is sure to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. After going through deep learning, the IBM s AI Watson did a visual analysis and identification of the people, objects and scenery. From that, the system tagged each identified scene with an emotion from a broad bank of 24 different emotions and labels from across 22,000 scene categories. The Watson did an audio analysis of ambient sound to understand the emotions attached with each scene. And after the audio and video analysis, the system analyzed the composition of each scene from the film to understand what kind of a shot would create the needed tension for a trailer of a horror/thriller film. Also read: Google Magenta releases first AI-produced music
Then the system was made to watch the film and with the combination of each analysis mentioned above, applied in different areas of the film, Watson suggested the top 10 best candidate moments for a trailer from the movie, which was later edited and arranged by IBM filmmakers to create the teaser. And it is not just the sheer brilliance in selection of the scenes, with the help of Watson, the traditional trailer creation process could be cut down from weeks to hours. Traditionally, the editing teams have to sort through hours of footage and manually select each and every potential moment for a trailer. The process is so time consuming that it easily takes anywhere between 10 and 30 days to complete. However, with the help of Morgan the filmmakers were able to finish the entire editing process in about 24 hours.
Watch below the trailer and behind the scenes for Morgan that IBM s AI Watson has created.