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"Thank You For Not Answering": An Eerie Journey Through AI-Generated Memory and Imagination

Artificial intelligence continues to push the boundaries of what's possible, not just in practical applications, but also in the realm of artistic expression. A striking example of this is the video "Thank You For Not Answering," a poignant and somewhat eerie exploration of memory, longing, and the paths not taken, all brought to life through AI-generated imagery.

6 fingered hand holding a photo with heads and bodies in different areas.
Eerie text to video generated photo

The Quality of the Video

If you're a text to image generator or trying to produce art with AI, then you know AI images have.... details to pay attention to. Positive and negative prompts, prompt strengths, guidance scales among other settings will impact your product. If you look closely at the photos... look at the details. Details matter in art. We can produce some solid images in our My AI Forge text to image generator, but it takes trial and error along with patience for stellar products. You can try our BETA MAF Text to Image Generator. You'll see what I mean by detailed prompts lead to getting closer to the final image you desire. Need help with prompts? We got you. Check out our Learning Center.

I do not say this to bash the "coauthor", Paul Trillo. I just want to point it out to help show where AI video generation is today. I'm excited for what the future holds...

woman in mid 70s clothing in a dark hotel room with red lights.
Lonely woman standing in a room

A Voicemail to the Past

The narrative of the video is simple yet deeply relatable. It centers around a man leaving a voicemail to a person from his past. As he speaks, he is flooded with fragments of his fading memory, and he imagines a life that could have been. It's a narrative that resonates with the universal human experience of longing for what was and yearning for what could have been.

An AI-Generated Dreamscape

What sets "Thank You For Not Answering" apart is its innovative use of AI technology. The video is AI-generated, made from only image and text prompts using Runway's Gen-2. The result is a dreamscape that mirrors the fluidity and ambiguity of memory and imagination, much like the dream layers in the movie "Inception" with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The AI-generated imagery is not perfect - the faces and bodies often lack physics, and the flow can be disjointed at times. But rather than detracting from the video, these imperfections add to its dream-like quality and eerie charm. It's a wonderful example of where AI video technology is today - not quite perfect, but a fascinating 80% product that holds immense promise for the future.

Underwater woman staring out of her train window.... that is underwater. man is outside missing limbs and staring back into the train.
Underwater woman staring out of her train window.... that is underwater

The Power of Music

Adding depth to the narrative is the hauntingly beautiful "Summertime" performed by Clara Rockmore, written by George Gershwin. The music evokes a sense of nostalgia and longing that perfectly complements the story and the AI-generated imagery.

"Thank You For Not Answering" is a powerful exploration of memory, longing, and the human condition, brought to life through innovative AI technology. It's a testament to the potential of AI to not just solve problems, but also to tell stories, evoke emotions, and capture the complexity of the human experience in ways we're only beginning to understand.

A reminiscing woman floating in the air of a green hotel room.  physics do not seem to be applicable.
A reminiscing woman floating in the air of a green hotel room.

At, we're excited about the possibilities that AI brings, both in practical applications and in artistic expression. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of AI and its potential to transform our lives and our world.

underwater train, woman looking outside of the window but the reflection does not match
Past and Present staring at eachother through the looking glass

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Donald Duck
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This is insane!!!!!

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