Tag Archives: automation

Hoffbot (for film: It’s No Game)

An AI wrote all of David Hasselhoff’s lines in this bizarre short film,” Ars Technica (April 25, 2017):

“Last year, director Oscar Sharp and AI researcher Ross Goodwin released the stunningly weird short film Sunspring. It was a sci-fi tale written entirely by an algorithm that eventually named itself Benjamin. Now the two humans have teamed up with Benjamin again to create a follow-up movie, It’s No Game, about what happens when AI gets mixed up in an impending Hollywood writers’ strike. Ars is excited to debut the movie here, so go ahead and watch. We also talked to the film cast and creators about what it’s like to work with an AI…”

On automated grading of Common Core essays

Valerie Strauss, “Should you trust a computer to grade your child’s writing on Common Core tests?Washington Post (May 5, 2016):

“Education activists are increasingly becoming concerned about the computer grading of written portions of new Common Core tests. Can a computer really grade written work as well as a human being? Here’s a piece on the issue by Leonie Haimson, a co-founder of the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, a national alliance of parents and advocates defending the rights of parents and students to protect their data.”