What Computers See When They Watch a Movie

#Art

Wed, Jan 8th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Artist and composer Benjamin Grosser has this gallery of videos showcasing Computers Watching Movies, allowing viewers to examine what "a computational system sees when it watches the same films that we do." I love the one from Inception.

Computers Watching Movies was computationally produced using software written by the artist. This software uses computer vision algorithms and artificial intelligence routines to give the system some degree of agency, allowing it to decide what it watches and what it does not. Six well-known clips from popular films are used in the work, enabling many viewers to draw upon their own visual memory of a scene when they watch it. The scenes are from the following movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey, American Beauty, Inception, Taxi Driver, The Matrix, and Annie Hall.

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