X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

IBM’s Watson Made a Horror Movie Trailer

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

IBM’s Watson supercomputer has added yet another skill to its resume: It can now make movie trailers. 20th Century Fox had Watson programmed to make the first AI-made trailer for its upcoming thriller film Morgan. It’s a fitting movie for Watson, since Morgan is a sci-fi flick about a group of scientists who created a humanoid machine that rapidly goes out of control. I hope working on this doesn’t give Watson any ideas.

morgan_watson_1zoom in


Here’s how they did it. IBM Research scientists fed their computer 100 horror movie trailers cut into separate “moments”. Watson then performed visual, audio and composition analysis on each scene in order to get an idea of what people find scary. Then the team fed it all 90 minutes of Morgan so it could find the right moments to include in the trailer.

Watson narrowed it down to 10 scenes totaling six minutes of footage. A human editor still had to arrange the scenes to tell a coherent story, but Watson’s involvement actually shortened the process to just 24 hours. Keep in mind that most railers typically take 10 days to a month to create.

I have to say, this is a gripping trailer. Much more gripping than human-made trailer, if you ask me. Seems like Watson nailed it.

[via Popsci via Engadget]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Jacken says:

    I have seen the teaser. It was simply superb. That was wonderful action by Watson. I have a wonderful application to watch all latest movies and TV Shows for free i.e, Terrarium TV. You can also download movies using this application. To know more about terrarium tv visit http://terrariumtvappdownload.com

More from Awesomer Media...

Computer Watches a Movie Trailer

Computer Watches a Movie Trailer

Santa Clarita Diet (Trailer)

Santa Clarita Diet (Trailer)

The Top 10 Cars from Sci-Fi Movies

The Top 10 Cars from Sci-Fi Movies

Tesla Outlines Referral Program for 2017

Tesla Outlines Referral Program for 2017

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Asylum the Joker 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Asylum the Joker 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Funko Unveils Star Wars Galactic Plushes

Funko Unveils Star Wars Galactic Plushes

Advertisement