Using the InferKit program, the YouTube channel Blue Bantha Milk Co. trained an artificial intelligence robot to write Star Wars: Episode X and it’s surprisingly good.
If you ever wonder what Star Wars: Episode X It would be as if the script was written by artificial intelligence, the YouTube channel Blue Bantha Milk Co. has your answer, and the result is quite funny. After more than 40 years in the making, the Skywalker saga, which began with the George Lucas original Star Wars in 1977, ended in 2019 with Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker to a mixed reception from fans.
A prominent problem with Episode IX is that it left a lot of questions unanswered, like the backstories of Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke that have not been properly developed. Actors John Boyega (Finn), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) had no qualms about expressing their dissatisfaction with the decisions made regarding their characters. The last jedi was notably the most criticized among the sequels, mainly for the treatment that Rian Johnson gave to Luke as a character. Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) being shod in the final episode was also not well received.
Despite widespread dislike for the sequel trilogy, Star Wars it’s still an iconic franchise, and its fans are always hungry for more. To feed the wishes of the fans, Blue Bantha Milk Co. embarked on an extraordinary project that involved training artificial intelligence to create a Star Wars script. Using the InferKit custom text generator, the team behind the YouTube channel fed the AI bot a new opening crawl and the scripts for Episodes I through IX. After hours of assiduously editing what the show generated and running, the bot finally spits out a full script for the next installment of the beloved franchise, titled A new light arises, and the result is absolutely amazing. Blue Bantha Milk Co. will even broadcast a virtual tabletop reading of the script live, and you can watch the first part below:
Amazingly, the AI bot was able to ingest the opening trace and every moment of the entire Skywalker saga to inform its creation of a new original script. Some noteworthy moments of the AI generated:Episode X include the tragic death of BB-8 and “a Sith pirate girl in a bikini, ”Which is undoubtedly inspired by Princess Leia’s iconic slave outfit from Return of the Jedi.
With AI systems rapidly evolving and continually improving their ability to generate the written word, AI-written scripts are a trend that won’t go away anytime soon. While these shows are still far from perfect and used primarily for entertainment, it is certainly becoming less difficult to imagine a future where writers could be partially, or perhaps even completely, replaced by artificial intelligence.
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Source: Blue Bantha Milk Co./YouTube
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