Once Upon A.I. was prompted and inspired by author Yuval Noah Harari’s writing on the history and future of humankind. A combination of 15 different A.I. algorithms were given Harari's writing and asked to create visuals accordingly. The resulting film presents an entirely novel perspective on his ideas, and is a close collaboration between man and machine.
Yuval Noah Harari studies the evolution that humans have gone through and will go through on a macro scale. In his books, he refers to technological development as a constant and powerful driving force for change. But what if we turn the tables? What happens when we let technology interpret Harari’s epic non-fiction storytelling about our collective past and possible future?