The current Writers and Actor's strikes in the movie industry is partly out of a concern of the present and coming ability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to replace working writers. At present Google's Bard does not work well with Final Draft formatted screenplays, but Chat GBT does. If you want to find out something, ask. I did. This is what Chat replied.

What Limitations Does Chat-BGT Have in Screenwriting?

Evaluating Final Draft movie scripts is a complex task for an AI like me, and it comes with several inherent limitations. While I can provide insights, suggestions, and feedback on scripts, there are inherent challenges in assessing the quality and potential of a screenplay accurately. In this essay, I will discuss these limitations in detail within a 1000-word limit.

Lack of Contextual Understanding (100 words):
One of the primary limitations in evaluating Final Draft movie scripts is the lack of contextual understanding. I don't possess real-world experiences or emotions, which are crucial for comprehending the nuances of a story. Elements like cultural references, historical context, and regional dialects can be challenging for me to grasp.

Subjectivity in Script Evaluation (150 words):
Script evaluation is highly subjective, and different readers may have varying opinions about the same script. What one person finds compelling, another might find cliché or uninteresting. I lack the ability to emulate the diverse perspectives that human readers bring to the table.

Inability to Gauge Emotional Impact (150 words):
Evaluating the emotional impact of a script is a fundamental aspect of screenplay assessment. However, as an AI, I lack the capacity to experience emotions or understand how a script might resonate with the audience on an emotional level. This limitation makes it challenging to provide accurate feedback on the script's ability to engage and move its viewers.

Limited Understanding of Character Development (100 words):
Character development is a crucial component of storytelling. I can identify character traits, arcs, and inconsistencies in a script, but I cannot fully comprehend the depth and complexity of human characters or their evolution throughout the story.

Inability to Assess Visual Storytelling (150 words):
Visual storytelling is a significant aspect of filmmaking. While I can analyze the script's descriptions and directions, I cannot visualize or assess the potential impact of specific camera angles, lighting choices, or other visual elements that contribute to the overall cinematic experience.

Difficulty in Recognizing Unique Voice and Style (100 words):
Each screenwriter has a unique voice and style that shapes their scripts. I can identify certain stylistic elements, but I may struggle to appreciate the subtleties that make a script distinct or innovative. This limitation makes it challenging to evaluate the script's originality and potential for standing out in a crowded industry.

Inability to Predict Market Trends (100 words):
The film industry is constantly evolving, with changing trends and audience preferences. I cannot predict future market dynamics or the commercial viability of a script. What may be in demand today may not be the case in the future, and I cannot provide insights into such trends.

Lack of Real-World Experience (100 words):
Many scripts are based on real-life experiences, events, or professions. Without real-world experiences, I may misinterpret or underestimate the authenticity and accuracy of certain aspects of a script, especially those related to specialized fields or unique cultural contexts.

Inability to Assess Actor Chemistry (100 words):
The chemistry between actors is a critical factor in the success of a film. I cannot predict how well actors will perform together or evaluate the dynamics that may arise during filming. This limitation makes it challenging to assess how the script's characters will interact on screen.

Privacy and Ethical Concerns (50 words):
Reading and evaluating scripts may involve copyrighted content, which raises privacy and ethical concerns. Accessing and sharing copyrighted material without proper authorization can lead to legal issues, limiting my ability to provide comprehensive script evaluations.

Inability to Consider Budget Constraints (100 words):
Filmmaking often involves budget limitations that impact script execution. I cannot assess the financial feasibility of certain scenes, special effects, or locations, which are crucial factors for a script's practicality in the real-world production process.

Limited Dialogue and Language Analysis (100 words):
While I can analyze dialogue for grammatical and structural issues, I may not fully grasp the subtleties of natural human conversation, including tone, subtext, and cultural nuances, which are vital for engaging and authentic dialogue in a screenplay.

In conclusion, evaluating Final Draft movie scripts presents several limitations for an AI like me. These limitations stem from my inability to comprehend emotions, lack of contextual understanding, and challenges in assessing subjective elements. While I can provide valuable insights and feedback on various aspects of a script, it is essential to recognize that human readers, with their diverse perspectives and emotional intelligence, remain irreplaceable in the nuanced and subjective world of script evaluation. My role is to assist and augment the process, but the final judgment ultimately rests with human filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals.

Author's Bio: 

Wm. Hovey Smith is the author of more than 20 books including outdoor titles, business books, novels, and more recently screenplays based on his novels. His most recent novel is "The Goldfarb Chronicles" that contains three parts, the situation comedy Moving With Baby; the Western, The Solitario; and the courtroom drama, Brewster County Law, where characters developed in the previous books face being hanged or shot by firing squad at the hands of a West Texas judge who demands that the trial be completed in four days.