IBM Watson can add another skill to its resume apart from beating people on Jeopardy and having one of the greatest hive minds of all time: it can make movie trailers. The supercomputer teamed up with 20th Century Fox to create the first ever AI-made trailer for the upcoming thriller film "Morgan."
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The movie is extremely appropriate for being the first made using AI, because the movie is about a group of scientists who develop a humanoid machine that has rapidly gained human capabilities and eventually goes out of control. Let's hope Watson doesn't get any ideas.
According to Popular Science, IBM researchers prepared Watson for the task by feeding it 100 horror movie trailers cut into separate moments or scenes. The computer used its abilities to analyze the visual, audio, and composition analysis on each scene in order to determine what people found scary. When it was done, the team fed the entirety of Morgan into it to find what moments should be included in each scene.
Watson zeroed in on 10 scenes that added up to six minutes of footage. It was then up to a human editor to arrange the scenes to tell a coherent story. Watson still had a significant effect on how long the entire process took, however. While a trailer can normally take anywhere between 10-30 days to complete, it took only 24 hours to complete Morgan's trailer.
Did it work? You can decide for yourself after watching it below: