AI: Now it’s ‘making movies’

Buried in an article called The iBrain is Here about Apple’s use of Artificial Intelligence across a wide range of products and purposes was this gem:

Machine learning…. It even knows what good filmmaking is, enabling Apple to quickly compile your snapshots and videos into a mini-movie at a touch of a button

At one level this is certainly true, and likely. After all, Greg and I spent a summer analyzing how I made documentary-style edits. It was a fascinating experience for me, analyzing why “that” was the right place to start b-roll over an interview.

I would then have to turn that analysis into a rule of thumb that Greg could program. This was the basis of (the now gone) First Cuts app. That work will resurface at some time. It’s too valuable not to.