Saturday, September 3, 2016

IBM's Watson Is Now Making AI Movie Trailers

Not for the faint of heart.

From The Next Web:
Say what you will, but IBM Watson is one resourceful supercomputer. We’ve previously seen the AI describe the contents of photos, predict the most popular toys during Christmas season and gauge your emotional state – all of that with an exceptional accuracy.

Now IBM Watson has added yet another skill to its arsenal as it just learned how to make movie trailers. Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox trusted the supercomputer with the task to create the trailer for its upcoming sci-fi drama Morgan.

With this accomplishment, IBM Watson becomes the first-ever AI to produce a movie trailer.

To prepare the machine for the task at hand, IBM researchers fed Watson over 100 horror movie trailers cut into separate moments and scenes. The computer then performed a series of visual, sound and composition analyses to get an idea of the dynamics of a trailer....MORE