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Walmart’s movie plan will transform parking lots into drive-in theaters

July 6th, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Walmart just made a surprising announcement: it will turn some of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters, using its existing real estate to revive a largely defunct way to view movies. The drive-in theaters will start going live in early August, according to the company, but they won’t be available at every Walmart […]



What is the most profitable movie ever?

January 22nd, 2020 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

‘Avatar’? ‘Blair Witch Project’? ‘Star Wars’? The Hollywood Reporter crunches the numbers to see which film has earned the most hard cash. What’s Hollywood’s most profitable movie ever? The answer depends on how you define “profitable.” If you think of profit purely as a ratio of production cost to box office gross, 1999’s The Blair […]



Brain-Machine interfaces could give us all superpowers

May 16th, 2019 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

  I Am Human investigates the real-world possibilities of brain-computer interfaces. ONE RAINY DAY, Bill was riding his bicycle when the mail truck in front of him suddenly stopped. Bill didn’t. The crash left him paralyzed from the chest down. His autonomy, or what’s left of it, comes from voice controls that let him lower […]



Carnegie Mellon researchers create the most convincing deepfakes yet

August 29th, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Ever heard of “deepfakes”? Videos generated with artificial intelligence (AI) that learn to superimpose the face of one person onto the body of another have been used to swap Harrison Ford for Nicolas Cage in countless movie clips, and for far more nefarious purposes, like fake celebrity porn and propaganda. Now, for better or worse, […]



AI is learning to make you cry at the movies

December 23rd, 2017 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

New research can predict how plots, images, and music affect your emotions while watching a movie.



AI program writes ‘perfect’ horror script, seeks crowdfunding

August 15th, 2016 at 6:48 am » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence has evolved enough that it can now take care of daily chores, drive a car, function as a trusty shopping buddy, and… write a screenplay? Impossible Things, an independent horror film project from Greenlight Essentials’ Jack Zhang, was reportedly produced (in part) by an augmented intelligence software tool which analyzes audience response data to […]



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