Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be ready to write the next blockbuster movie, but a team of AI researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab successfully used machine learning to teach computers about emotional arcs in movies. The researchers, which collaborated for this project with McKinsey, used machine learning to analyze thousands […]
Hot air balloonist Simon Askey has been showing of this stunning tribute to the movie ‘Up’ – a fully functional hot air balloon just like Carl Fredricksen’s. Askey, a pilot for manufacturer Cameron Balloons based in Bristol, was showing off his creation at the Canberra Balloon Spectacular in Australia, which wound up yesterday. Speaking to Buzzfeed in Australia, he said: “It was created to support the Disney/Pixar movie, Up.
Octogenarian Edith Macefield famously turned down offers of up to $1 million to move out of her house in the Ballard neighbourhood, to make way for a mall. - Pierce Brosnan doubts we’ll see a gay Bond - Tarantino: I made mistake with Grindhouse - Man of Steel 2 ‘on hold’ Holding out, the development went ahead regardless, springing up five stories around her 108-year-old farmhouse. Comparisons to the Pete Docter movie 'Up’ have long been drawn – in fact, development on Docter’s movie began in 2004, with Macefield’s first refusal to move house coming in 2006. 'Up’ told the story of Carl Fredrickson, a cantankerous old gent who similarly refused to move from the house he shared with his late wife, but Macefield’s story is equally cinematic As the development began, Macefield struck up an unlikely friendship with Barry Martin, the project’s construction supervisor, and one of the very people threatening to swallow up her home.