Once Upon A.I.

Video with

What does the mind-blowing story of humankind look like through the eyes of artificial intelligence? ‘Once Upon A.I. – Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari’ is an experimental short film featuring over 260 strange and spectacular images, generated by 13 different A.I. algorithms.
It’s a collaboration between Sapienship, Love Tomorrow, AKA De Mensen, Once Storytelling, No Computer, and… several machines. The film was originally created for Tomorrowland festival’s Love Tomorrow Conference in July 2022.


Inspired by the work of: Yuval Noah Harari
Sapienship Founder: Itzik Yahav
Overall Management: Naama Avital
Copywriting: Yuval Noah Harari, Jason Parry, Naama Wartenburg
Research & Editing: Jim Clarke
Script Production: Naama Wartenburg
Partnership Management: Michael Zur, Daniel Taylor, Shay Abel

Commissioner: Love Tomorrow
Concept: Tom Willems
Creative Director: Tom Willems
Director: Mark Venter
Copywriting: Mark Venter
Technical Lead: Wim Vanhenden
Project Manager: Gwen Vanhee
Post Production: Alexander Debrabandere
Sound Design: Mark Venter
Digital Creative: Kobe Van Baekel
Executive Producer: Eline Rousseau
Producer: Natalia Tjurina
Voice artists: Charlene Sher, Sebastian Brown, Deanna Johnston, Theo Akimaru, Gaël Bartolini, Marcus Railton
AI voices: Play.ht & Bigspeak

AI models used: DallE Mini, Latent Diffusion, VQGAN, Pixray, Ken Burns 3D, Nightcafé, DeepDaze, First Order MM, Midjourney, Disco Diffusion, Ganbreeder, Play.ht, Bigspeak

The Light Eaters: Zoë Schlanger

Article by

At the edges of plant consciousness and the more-than-human in Schlanger new book

New Paradigm of Animal Consciousness

Article by

Far more animals than previously thought likely have consciousness, top scientists say in a new declaration — including fish, lobsters and octopus

Indigenous Knowledge & Climate Crisis: Nonette Royo

Article by

Robust Indigenous and local land rights are vital for managing forests, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biodiversity, and improving livelihoods

Indigenous Solar Eclipse Stories From Across Turtle Island

Article by

From rodents of unusual size to flaming arrows, communities across North America share solar eclipse traditions

Chasing Cicadas

Article by

Amid the cacophony of a cicada emergence, Anisa George reflects on her choice to leave the Bahá’í faith and its promise of a new civilization

The Possibilities of Regeneration

Video with

Origins of regenerative agriculture, offering a story that is both new and ancient in its roots

Ghost Pipe, Illness, and Mycoheterotrophy

Article by

No matter how sick I feel, I’m still afire with a need to do something for my living

Listening to Stones: Little Bear

Article by

Little Bear believes there is an unspoken language that makes it possible to bridge every worldview

Support SAND with a Donation

Science and Nonduality is a nonprofit organization. Your donation goes towards the development of our vision and the growth of our community.
Thank you for your support!