Development: can you be replaced by an algorithm?

Screen Queensland engages with Story DNA Machine Learning technology to prime an adaptation scheme. How do the humans fit in?

Screen Queensland regards itself as an innovative agency and sensitive to diversity.  In pursuit of these ideals, Jo Dillon, the Executive Vice-president Content accidentally met Aron Levitz, the Head of Toronto company Wattpad Studios at Content London, a marketplace for ideas and projects. 

‘We just kind of began a conversation about what they were trying to achieve at Wattpad, what we were trying to achieve at Screen Queensland and there were a lot of synergies there, a lot of things that I felt drew us together,’ she explains.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.