VW uses algorithm to create perfect Super Bowl ad

If you let German engineers create your Super Bowl ad, this is what you'll get. And what you'll get is quite brilliant.

Carmen to that. VW/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Please take a look at America, America.

This is who you are, what you are, and how you want to be seen. On Super Bowl Sunday, that is.

Volkswagen isn't entirely confident that it can spontaneously muster up true Super Bowl Americana. So it got its engineering minds together to create an algorithm that could create the perfect Super Bowl teaser spot.

It is, in truth, one of the greatest Super Bowl teaser spots ever made.

Everything is here.

Groin hits and Carmen Electra. Babies and puppies. Burgers, bikinis, and muscle men, hashtags and strange costumes galore.

There's twerking, footballers -- but not twerking footballers (they just look like they're twerking) -- balloons, dinosaurs, Abraham Lincoln, and monkeys.

And let's not forget our elderly men, mascots, and vast chickens.

America, this is you. This is what you enjoy. And it's brilliant.

For once, an algorithm has enhanced culture, even if it simultaneously bemuses those who created it.

America's been bemusing the world for a long time now.

 

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