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The CRAFT System Creates Episodes of AI Flintstones

 - Apr 18, 2018
References: androidheadlines & engadget
AI systems are becoming more prevalent in modern society, but a new system is now capable of producing AI Flinstones episodes. This new AI system is known as CRAFT and is capable of producing episodes of the classic cartoon based only on text descriptions. To achieve this, a team of researchers trained the system to recognize elements of the show by feeding it over 25,000 three-second clips, each of which contained descriptions of what was happening in the scene. From there, the AI was able to easily stitch episodes together with only a line or two referencing a scene.

The system is still in development as the AI Flintstone episodes are far from perfect. While the AI is able to get a majority of things right, it sometimes creates a mangled output. Further work is expected to be done to the AI as the CRAFT researchers are attempting to show how the AI Flinstones creations can showcase AI's ability to push animation forward into a more automated era.

Image Credit: Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence