An synthetic intelligence that named itself Benjamin wrote David Hasselhoff’s dialogue for “It’s No Game,” a science-fiction brief film starring Hasselhoff because the Hoffbot (dressed in a gold smoking jacket and crimson “Baywatch” swim trunks). Other algorithms contributed dialogue and even the strikes of a dance sequence.
The plot of “It’s No Game” includes a Hollywood producer who tells a few screenwriters their threatened author’s strike would not matter — they’ve AI to write down the dialogue now, and in the long run, people will not be wanted in any respect — AI will likely be writing films for different AI. The Hoffbot, whose strains are a surrealist mashup of his ’80s and ’90s TV reveals, “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch,” demonstrates Benjamin’s abilities. Things get even stranger (if that is potential) when nanobots invade the 2 screenwriters and make them carry out dialogue generated by different algorithms educated on Shakespeare (Bard-O-Matic), Aaron Sorkin (the Sorkinator) and traditional Hollywood romance films (Golden-Age-O-Matic). This is adopted by a ballet sequence that offers “Black Swan” a run for its cash in creepiness.
The film was created by people (at the least we predict it was), director Oscar Sharp and information scientist Ross Goodwin, as a followup to Benjamin’s debut outing, YouTube hit “Sunspring.” Both movies had been produced for the 48 Hour Film Challenge at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival.
Unlike the panicked screenwriters in “It’s No Game,” Sharp is not fearful about Benjamin taking his job. “In a way we’re being a bit satirical about people who are afraid of what Ross [Goodwin] and I are doing,” he advised Ars Technica. But he wonders if AI might need a task in writing screenplays in the long run: “Writing in multiple voices is challenging for any writer, and it just seemed so useful to be able to summon various voices on demand.”
“I don’t know who the hell I am,” the Hoffbot sobs on the finish of “It’s No Game.” Maybe he isn’t David Hasselhoff, however an unimaginable simulation.