For Season 3 of Westworld we wanted to add a new member to the title design team: A Neural Network AI.
Each Season the title sequence of Westworld features subtle reflections of the park.
In Season 3 the hosts leave the park behind, so we wondered - what would it look like for a machine to look back on the world of Westworld from Season 1 and 2?
To answer this, AI Researchers trained a Neural Network by feeding it Season 1 and 2 of the show. The software processed this imagery into a multi-dimensional space of visual connections.
The results are surreal “machine dreams” of Westworld.
Characters are recognizable. Distinct environments emerge - like the desert... and the lab. Sometimes the results are very abstract, and sometimes they are grotesque - as faces converge in strange ways. The AI’s processing is purely visual, yet connections are made and patterns emerge.
The team chose a favourite moment to include in the title sequence.
The result is one small collaboration between man and machine.
Client HBO / Kilter Films
Production Studio Antibody
Creative Director Patrick Clair
Lead Animator & Compositor Raoul Marks
Animator Kyle Moore
3D Modeller Jessica Hurst
Storyboard Artist Lance Slaton
Executive Producer Carol Salek
Managing Partner Bridget Walsh
Neural Networks AI Fiction
Dr. Pinar Yanardag Delul
Composer Ramin Djawadi