Artificial Intelligence and Computer Technology

AI in film

Artificial Intelligence and Computer Technology

AI in film is a rapidly advancing field with the potential to revolutionize the way films are made, shown, and marketed. This article explores the emerging emergence of AI programs in the film industry, namely at the early greenlighting and pre-production stage where crucial creative decisions are made regarding the viability and producing potential of certain film projects. By observing and interacting with the creative team of an upcoming film, one can better understand the thinking and strategy of the director and producers. This will help him in implementing the elements of the script and bringing to life the vision he has conceived.

AI in the film is poised to bring about radical changes in how movies are produced. Today, computer technology is more advanced than ever before. Software developers have already created and introduced facial recognition software that can identify faces and lip movements; other tools use digital sound and images, such as 3D animation, and image recognition technology to create new films by taking a file composed of a human face, and transforming it into a three dimensional animated character. Likewise, computer vision uses camera tracking and real-time facial expression recognition to create a unique film character that is human like and appears to have the same expressions that the actors and actresses portray.

With its advent, film production companies will be forced to reevaluate their strategies and explore creative new ways of utilizing AI in film. Film makers today are challenged by the fact that their creative process often involves several human intervention points that need to be addressed simultaneously. Ultimately, the introduction of artificial intelligence into these key areas may present an opportunity to completely automate the creative process and eliminate the necessity of a human intervention or monitor.

It is important to note that while there is an increasing interest in Artificial Intelligence due to the advent of computer generated imagery (CGI), it is important to remember that the vast majority of images produced in the cinema world are actually created by computers. Additionally, large-scale productions utilize complex and technologically advanced machinery and expertise. Computer generated imagery is simply a tool for achieving quality film quality images. It has been noted though, that there is room for improvement with this area of Artificial Intelligent technologies. Computer generated imagery is also very resource heavy and can easily take up a significant portion of a production budget.

This issue is further highlighted by the fact that Hollywood studios are now using complex computer software to ensure that the final product is top notch. Similar attention is being placed on the accuracy of human actors and actresses as well as directorial performances. It is now possible to employ voice recognition technology in films in which case every actor and actresses dialogues and speaks exactly as they would in real life. In turn, this reduces the need for re-recording and allows the films to be completed more quickly.

As exciting and beneficial as this represents to the film industry it also represents a huge challenge for those in the field of AI. Will we soon see artificial intelligence in food, water or medicine? Some may be concerned that with so much research being done into artificial intelligence that eventually it may be able to replicate human intelligence.

If this came to pass the outcome would definitely be catastrophic. Still, scientists are working hard to ensure that artificial intelligence is not so advanced that it becomes harmful to humans. It is important to realize that while computers may become good decision makers, they will never be able to think, reason or understand emotion. They will still need to be programmed in specific ways in order to be able to operate in society.

In the future, will humans have to hire artificially intelligent robots to do tasks that are too dangerous for humans to do? This seems to be a question that is impossible to answer. What is clear though is that researchers are feverishly working towards creating an artificially intelligent system that is able to work alongside its human employees. In the mean time though, the best that human workers can hope for is to become more productive and efficient than what they are currently. After all, if we are to continue to work together in the same company, using the same system of computers, then it makes much sense to ensure that the system that the computers are running on is as good as humanly possible.

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