AI in film has taken the world by storm in recent years. Hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern technology, artificial intelligence (AI) is designed to achieve a wide range of goals across all aspects of human endeavor. From computer science to medicine to marketing, the technology behind such advanced capabilities has broadened greatly over the past decade.

AI in film

Aided by state-of-the-art equipment, artificially intelligent (AS) software is capable of mimicking human characteristics of speech, facial expressions, and tone of voice. It can even respond to situations in a human’s manner – whether they are happy angry, or sad. For movie producers, this is vital to achieving humanlike performance by actors in film production. AI in the film is the cutting edge of technology, and advances in the field have created new ways of bringing drama to life. In the past, computer-based systems were limited by budgetary constraints. Now, talented artists have the ability to bring to life characters and events that might otherwise be impossible to implement on the human level.

In the past, Hollywood relied largely on traditional story lines and casting techniques to tell movies. However, AI is quickly assimilating a tremendous amount of information about movies – both classic and contemporary – to help produce successful movies. With a growing trend towards more personalized storytelling, filmmakers are leveraging the power of machine learning to give their movies the ability to engage their audience. Today, most major studios are investing heavily in research and development of artificial intelligence technology for use in creating visually engaging and emotionally authentic motion pictures. Additionally, it is no longer uncommon to find large scale corporate alliances forming with AI development companies to further enhance the scope of such technology. For example, Google co-founder and CEO, Eric Schmidt, is reportedly an avid fan of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Currently, entertainment giant Disney is one of at least 10 major studios actively using AI in film production. In addition to employing human actors in their feature films, such as Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, they have also utilized machine learning to ensure that no film is ever left out of their massive library of video games, cartoons, and television programming. The result is that Disney employs a combination of traditional film techniques and state of the art artificial intelligence to create blockbuster hits like the latest Jurassic Park and Cars movie. While such a use of technology does make the movies better, it also creates an undeniable competitive edge over the competition.

Even without the advantage of human actors, film production companies have been utilizing the power of AI to boost their bottom line. As an example, during the production of the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, the United States government is using a cutting-edge artificially intelligent system to provide strategic and tactical advice to director Tyrel Greengrass and the cast. This is the same system that was used in the movie Minority Report. In essence, this is the company that created the software that was utilized to allow FBI agents to virtually track and supervise a terrorist organization, allowing agents to gather intelligence information that might ultimately save the nation. While this is a great use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in film production, it is far from the only one. Artificial intelligence has been used in everything from weather prediction to online trading systems; even the military is employing machine learning to help them predict enemy activity and make preparations for contingencies.

The military is not the only branch of our society that uses artificial intelligence in its mission to protect the populace. Law enforcement across the country is another field that benefits from the use of AIs. Video recordings of violent incidents have been used to gain control of violent situations before they occur, which could potentially prevent any physical injuries or property damage. This could mean the difference between a person getting convicted for a crime and receiving a ticket, or the person going free to serve their sentence. It is believed that the number of law enforcement personnel that utilize AIs in training is much lower than the one who would utilize the systems if it were available.

Perhaps the most amazing part of all of this is that AIs are giving us an opportunity to see the future of artificially intelligent machines. Engineers and scientists have been working for decades to create machines that can think, reason and choose for themselves without human intervention. Today, we are seeing these machines in use at a variety of levels in and outside of the military. We are also able to use robots in factories to do tedious tasks and even clean up polluted environments that humans have struggled to achieve.

In the future, we may be seeing a very sophisticated androids that resemble actual human beings. They will have facial expressions, walk around the house, take care of our needs without asking us to do anything and possibly even receive a raise or promotion at work. If you believe that robots will someday replace most of our jobs, then you better prepare for a future filled with AI controlled AIs. This may be one of the most exciting inventions of our time.