What it is: "Sunspring" is a short sci-fi film -- complete with an original musical interlude -- written and composed entirely by an AI. In this article, Ars Technica, which exclusively debuted "Sunspring," describes the unusual creative process, which involved training Benjamin with dozens of 80s and 90s sci-fi screenplays and some 30,000 pop songs for the musical interlude. It beat out hundreds of other entries in the Sci-Fi London contest, ultimately placing in the top 10.
Why it's important: This article -- and the interview with the film's creators -- offers a fascinating glimpse into what the collaboration processes of the future might feel like. What creative work would you be able to produce if you were able to feed an AI hundreds or thousands of your favorite data points for inspiration, and interface with that AI as your digital brainstorming partner?
Spotted by Gaetan Soltesz