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Human and ai powered creativity in storytelling

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A look at how Human and AI-powered creativity can be combined to build better storytelling

TOA 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h6BnTnUsTk

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Human and ai powered creativity in storytelling

  1. 1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nickpiggott/5212959770 Human and AI Powered Creativity in Storytelling Ian Forrester Senior Firestarter, BBC R&D @cubicgarden
  2. 2. The future of storytelling https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salvatore_Postiglione_Motiv_aus_dem_Decamerone.jpg
  3. 3. Storytelling timeline http://www.flickr.com/photos/feuilllu/302001867/
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/smcgee/234278571 Oral storytelling
  5. 5. https://www.flickr.com/photos/140034174@N05/26077478920 Immersive, engaging, participatory & adaptive
  6. 6. Object based media http://thenextweb.com/media/2016/03/09/bbc-r-and-d-object-based-media/
  7. 7. Media + Metadata = Objects https://www.flickr.com/photos/nickpiggott/5212959770 The idea behind ‘object-based’ media is that you take all the assets for a given TV or radio show – the video clips, the accompanying audio, any music soundtrack, and extras like subtitles and sign language translations wrap it up in useful metadata and then use software to ‘remix’ it as needed
  8. 8. The objects make the story
  9. 9. Storytelling has variables
  10. 10. Context, location, environment... https://www.flickr.com/photos/haaijk/14196995087
  11. 11. Narrative on Rails http://www.flickr.com/photos/ag2r/4437697015
  12. 12. Media with more potential Wired magazine Top trends for 2013
  13. 13. Perceptive Media “Breaking Out” http://www.futurebroadcasts.com
  14. 14. Responsive Radio http://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/projects/responsive-radio
  15. 15. Forecaster http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2015-11-forecaster-our-experimental-object-based-weather-forecast
  16. 16. Perceptive drama http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/visual-perceptive-media
  17. 17. How does it work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXKu-b4Afh4
  18. 18. Scalable experiences (50000+)
  19. 19. Variations not versions http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/ Interstellar – © 2014 – Paramount Pictures
  20. 20. Variations not versions http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/ Interstellar – © 2014 – Paramount Pictures
  21. 21. 8 Variations VideoContext timeline - https://github.com/bbc/VideoContext
  22. 22. http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_lee/2394548742 It’s the small things
  23. 23. Variations matter in storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thNvpubJir8
  24. 24. Hollywood has been doing this for decades http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096673// Inside Out – © 2015 - Disney
  25. 25. Memorable narratives experiences http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259711/ Vanilla Sky – © 2001 – Paramount Pictures
  26. 26. Highly relevant http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114369/ Se7en – © 1995 - New Line Cinema
  27. 27. Relevance https://www.flickr.com/photos/leweb3/6471629995 It will be very hard for people to watch or consume something that has not in some sense been tailored for them - Eric Schmidt, Google
  28. 28. Masterful storytelling https://www.toastmasters.org/Magazine/Issues/July-2014
  29. 29. Machine intelligence? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/10/artificial-intelligence-screenplay-sunspring-silicon-valley-thomas-middleditch-ai
  30. 30. Garbage in : Garbage out https://www.flickr.com/photos/10213764@N02/8037389194/
  31. 31. Algorithms free of bias? http://www.wnyc.org/story/deep-problem-deep-learning/ | https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/13/ai-programs-exhibit-racist-and-sexist-biases-research-reveals
  32. 32. Data ethics research https://www.flickr.com/photos/birgerking/5137440872 Privacy Security Ownership Identity Data management Accountability
  33. 33. Data ethics research https://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlepie/7256071790 Trust is the foundation of the BBC: we are independent, impartial and honest
  34. 34. Transparency in algorithms? https://www.flickr.com/photos/enidmartindale/7749342258
  35. 35. X-Ray mode?
  36. 36. Machine learning, trust and public service https://www.eventbrite.com/e/machine-learning-trust-and-public-service-tickets-36038927402
  37. 37. Creativity and art? https://www.flickr.com/photos/giuseppemilo/15414290956 - Scott Adams quote “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”
  38. 38. Generative adversarial network https://futurism.com/ai-now-produce-better-art-humans-heres-how/ | https://www.flickr.com/photos/pralineb/23844215314/
  39. 39. Deep blue vs Kasparov - 1997! https://www.flickr.com/photos/videomagusfx/14761557336
  40. 40. Don’t fear intelligent machines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP8xt8o4_5Q
  41. 41. Transcendent moments https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlarnos/8297692520/
  42. 42. AlphaGo & Lee Sedol Redefined the Future https://www.wired.com/2016/03/two-moves-alphago-lee-sedol-redefined-future/ “...although machines are now capable of moments of genius, humans have hardly lost the ability to generate their own transcendent moments. And it seems that in the years to come, as we humans work with these machines, our genius will only grow in tandem with our creations.”
  43. 43. Synergy of storytelling https://www.flickr.com/photos/adelinapeltea/9026208637/
  44. 44. Some media reaction http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3350076/BBC-experimenting-smart-shows-adapt-personality-male-female.html
  45. 45. No more shared experiences?
  46. 46. This shared experience? https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2013/dec/16/tv-viewing-christmas-netflix-on-demand
  47. 47. A different shared experience https://www.flickr.com/photos/cjc/3140642627
  48. 48. The Internet of things
  49. 49. Perceptive Radio
  50. 50. Hyper reality experiences www.imdb.com/title/tt0119174/ - The Game (1997)
  51. 51. Devices working together with media https://www.flickr.com/photos/schoschie/4294160420
  52. 52. Even better storytelling for all
  53. 53. Media which bends to your context
  54. 54. New types of learning experiences
  55. 55. Build experiences like these https://github.com/bbc/VideoContext
  56. 56. Making storytelling human again with Ai
  57. 57. Thank you for listening… questions? Ian Forrester Senior Firestarter, BBC R&D FXT @cubicgarden - ian.forrester@bbc.co.uk

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