Saudi Film Commission To Explore AI In The Movie Industry
The Ministry of Culture’s Film Commission met to discuss how Artificial Intelligence can improve both film production and marketing.
Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) seem to be making the headlines regularly, as ChatGPT and various art creation tools take the internet by storm.
Now, however, AI looks set to transform the film industry, with up-and-coming filmmaker Ahmed Al-Hamoud and Ahmed Kaky — an AI researcher from John Moores University — collaborating on an innovative AI technology that will transform the cinematic frame, blending creative ideas with technical insight.
Powerful AI software isn’t just able to write scripts and compile camera data. The technology could also be used to predict the success of movie projects, design graphics and even promote new movies.
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The Saudi Ministry of Culture’s Film Commission has been closely monitoring the developments of this new technology and is now actively exploring how it can be put to work in the movie industry. At a recent meeting, the film commission noted that computer vision, deep learning, and robotics could aid film production, marketing, and distribution and help make the industry more competitive.
However, although the Saudi Film Commission looked favorably at the use of AI, they also observed that the technology could easily be used for counterfeiting and warned of stagnation if the software was used too frequently.
NEOM Airlines Is Saudi Arabia’s New, Tech-Centric Carrier
The airline will embrace advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, and utilize high-tech propulsion systems by 2026.
Opening in 2025, NEOM is a $500 billion Saudi Arabian smart city that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Now, Saudi authorities have announced that the futuristic metropolis will also be served by its own dedicated carrier — NEOM Airlines.
The service will begin operating in 2024 and embrace advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and biometric check in. Aircraft will fly to and from NEOM Bay before moving to the soon-to-be-built NEOM International Airport.
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NEOM Airlines will focus on tourist, commercial, and residential travel and incorporate plenty of cutting-edge technology. Klaus Goersch, the airline’s CEO, revealed that existing aircraft will be retrofitted with existing technology on launch, but by 2026, an ultra-modern fleet will be in operation, “whether electric, hydrogen-powered, or supersonic”.
As well as modern, low-emissions power airplanes, NEOM aircraft will also be fitted with sleek, modern interiors, 6G Wi-Fi, large screens for every seat, plus gaming and chat technology.