Monday December 07, 2015

Can A Screenplay Algorithm Save Hollywood?

To be perfectly honest, I don't think an algorithm could do any worse than Hollywood. Do you? While we are on the subject, what's up with all the algorithm stories today?

Hollywood may be full of focus groups and statistical analysts, but deciding which movie to back still comes down to the gut feeling of a cigar-chewing studio mogul. Now, a Belgian startup is hoping that its algorithmic script-reading software can know, with a far greater certainty, if a screenplay is going to be a success or not.