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Would You Watch A Movie Scripted By AI?

Writing has gotten easier with AI; just submit an idea, and bam, a whole essay can be produced in seconds. I asked for a film plot and got this.


Photo by DeepMind on Unsplash
Photo by DeepMind on Unsplash


We are accustomed to having Google search complete our thoughts, which felt like magic, but that is past; now we are in the era of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; instead of completing a quick search, it can now complete an entire movie plot.


OpenAI, an AI research and deployment company, is building friendly AI that anyone can use to be as creative as possible. I wrote about their text-to-image tool DALL-E, link below.


 




 

They now have, ChatGPT, a conversational AI system that listens, learns, and challenges. A mind-blowing tool will not only answer your profound question like “can you grow a conscious” (spoiler alert, it will not), it will help you plot a movie if you ask it.

I simply log in to the platform and type my questions,


“I want to write a film script about the metaverse, where a news reporter discovers the capability of the metaverse. Can you write a good film plot about the idea?”

Right in front of my eyes, it started typing…


 
The news reporter stands in a vast digital landscape filled with intricate structures and vibrant colors. They look around in awe at all the possibilities this new world has to offer, but they also sense something mysterious lurking beneath its surface. Artistic style notes: surrealist, highly saturated colors mixed with ethereal lighting effects that create an otherworldly atmosphere.
Image created with Dalle-2

Sure, here’s a possible film plot about the metaverse:


Title: “The Metaverse Explorer”

The film follows a young and ambitious news reporter named Emily who is always looking for the next big scoop. One day, she receives a mysterious email from an anonymous source claiming to have information about a revolutionary new technology called the “metaverse.”


Intrigued, Emily sets out to investigate and quickly discovers that the metaverse is a virtual world where people can interact with each other and their surroundings in a fully immersive and lifelike way. She meets a group of early adopters who show her the incredible potential of the metaverse, from education and entertainment to business and communication.

As Emily explores the metaverse, she becomes increasingly fascinated by its capabilities and wonders what the implications of such a technology could be. She meets a brilliant programmer named Max who has been working on a secret project to create a digital version of himself within the metaverse.

Emily is initially skeptical of Max’s ambitions, but as she learns more about the technology and its potential, she becomes convinced that the metaverse could change the world in ways that no one could have imagined. With Max’s help, she sets out to uncover the truth about the metaverse and its creators, and to report on the incredible possibilities it holds.

As Emily delves deeper into the metaverse, she finds herself at the center of a complex web of intrigue and danger. She must navigate the politics and power struggles of the metaverse and confront powerful forces who want to keep its secrets hidden. But with the help of her friends and allies, Emily is determined to uncover the truth and share it with the world.

In the end, Emily’s journey through the metaverse leads her to a shocking discovery that could change the course of humanity. She must make a difficult choice between her career and her conscience, and ultimately decide whether to reveal the truth about the metaverse to the world.”

The plot sounds like a movie currently on one of the streaming platforms; I would like to see a film like that.


 


What does this mean?

As a creator myself, it's always great to have a tool that will make my job easier. I’ve written a few film scripts all from scratch, and now the process can be expedited from a research and brainstorming perspective.

Of course, people will bring up points about AI taking over jobs and creativity, but to me, it enhances what we are able to do manually.

Taking the film script example, if you’ve never written a script and now, with this tool, you can bring an idea to life on paper, would you call yourself a film writer? not right away, at least; you still have to know what goes into the story.

Reality is expanding on a daily basis, and you have to adjust your brain to make sense of it all. Tools like ChatGPT will push us to think about how we should experience life.

A closing thought

Authenticity will be challenged like never before, but this is expected because change is not easy. How to judge anything in the creative space will have to lean on how it makes us feel. This is the opportunity to co-create our future, and we must accept the tool's ability.

My big question is, should people share that a tool like ChatGPT or DALL-E helped them create their work, or should it be treated as another helpful that lives in the background? I do not how to answer that.

In music, ghostwriters write beautiful songs for prominent artists, and of course, they get paid for it, so should AI tools be considered ghost creators? After ChatGPT created my film plot in a few seconds, I followed up for additional help with this question,

From the film plot, what can be Emily’s background

Here is what it said,

From the film plot, it is not mentioned what Emily’s background is. The plot only mentions that she is a young and ambitious news reporter who is always looking for the next big scoop. It is up to the writer to decide on Emily’s background and other details about her character.


 

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