Shicong Zhu, Writer/Director
Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2020, Production Award, USC
Project Type: Short Film
Genre: Tech Drama
Length: 17 minutes
Field of Science: Machine Learning, Voice Cloning
Tasked with promoting a tech company’s VR innovations, a young scientist uses Artificial Intelligence to recreate the image and voice of a young girl who recently passed away. She is faced with the ethics of her actions when the girl’s living twin questions the truthfulness of how her sister has been represented. The scientist risks her job when she decides to use the technology to faithfully serve a grief-stricken family rather than follow the company’s wish to create a publicity stunt.