Hey CTPiX family,

do you think you could tell if the dialogues of a film or the entire script were written by an artificial intelligence (AI)? Most likely so - for now. But more and more tools aiming to streamline the creative and production processes in the film & TV industries are beeing infused with algorithms and machine learning - and we will soon loose the ability to distinguish between the works of humans and machines.

Will AI help or interfere with the creative process? Will scriptwriting algorithms create just variations of existing scripts (and stories) over and over, or can they open a groundbreaking new chapter in the history of storytelling? How will AI impact the way we write, produce, distribute and see films? Should we look forward to or fear the arrival of machines in something that is at the core of humanity: storytelling?

In this fire side chat, two frontrunners at the intersection of film and technology will discuss the future role of artificial intelligence for storytelling, scriptwriting and workflows.

Deb Ray, Founder and CEO of RivetAI
Deb has founded and runs RivetAI, an AI platform for content creators to augment storytelling and make production more efficient. Their products help producers to automate much of the pre-production process and scriptwriters by generating a visual representation of their story which shows how individual scenes affect the overall story. Deb is also a fund advisor and investor in technology startups.

Oscar Sharp, filmmaker, co-creator of the world's first AI screenwriter
Oscar is a BAFTA-nominated filmmaker. Together with technologist and AI researcher Ross Goodwin he co-created the world’s first AI screenwriter, which named itself Benjamin. Benjamin is a self-improving machine intelligence trained on human screenplays. In 2016, Sharp and Goodwin produced and directed „Sunspring“, the first film entirely written by their AI scriptwriter.