I am a CS student, our professor gave an assignment that each group of our class should watch at least 5 movies based on artificial intelligence, then discuss and share with the whole class. Can someone help me with searching of the movies about AI?
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I'll add other movies:
Her, the AI part (movie spoiler):
The bot can define a user's profile just by hear his short story, and "act" based on user's profile
Ex Machina the AI part (movie spoiler):
The bot can express her feelings, and make you trust their feeling
Eagle Eye, the AI part (movie spoiler):
The bot can compile a lot of information for its purpose
Big Hero 6, the AI part (movie spoiler):
Baymax is a very good example of a very complex expert system, he has a "knowledge chip" and a very smart way to diagnose people
- 2001 (1968)
HAL 9000 is a great example of an artificial general intelligence that goes astray, where the humans don't understand the reasoning process as values dis-align. (This is a nod to Asimov in the sense of humans not understanding the implications of an logical structure.)
- BladeRunner (1982)
The critical reception in the link references androids as mirror of humanity, with all the implications, including identity. Empathy is the core theme. (Seeing the self in the other. The film adapts these ideas into a love story, and includes overt Christian symbology with android Roy Batty in the finale. HBO's Westworld draws heavily from these ideas.) The book and film also explicates an evolution of Turing tests, focused on psychological responses due to the ever increasing sophistication of the androids.
- Wargames (1983)
This film features an autonomous military AI that does not understand the context of human reality and nearly starts a total nuclear war. (An algorithm's view of reality is based on it's input, which in the film, was limited.) The ending is an early nod to machine learning.
- WALL-E (2008)
Here the key element is the diminishment of humanity and human purpose when strong AIs (in the form of robots) to accomplish every task. This is already happening and seems accelerated by mobile computing.
- Alien: Covenant (2016)
A horror film at it's core, it unveils a race of superior aliens brought down by the hubris that their own creation could never turn on them. In regard to humanity this is mirrored by the android David. (In some sense it's a throwback to Greek Drama, where pride is the fatal flaw.)
Shout out to malioboro's answer re: Ex Machina, which raises the question:
"Is the AGI in Ex Machina a sociopath because she was created by a sociopath?"
Nature vs. Nurture
Transcendence was a a pretty good look at a super-intelligent AI.
The Machine, starring Caity Lotz and Toby Stephens. Which came out a year before Ex Machinae and is superior in every way, save budget.
If you want something truly old but a milestone, check out Wargames. That will likely get you some points for digging back into history on the subject.
Someone already mentioned 2001, which is excellent. But to truly appreciate the nuance of Hal 9000, you need to also see the sequel, or at least read a summary as it shows WHY Hal 9000 behaved the way it did. (In short, contradictory and irreconcilable instructions).
Alien (the original, first one, which contains both humanistic and non-humanistic AI).
Her. Which is either sadly romantic or creepy as all Hell, depending on how you interpret it.
Here is the best movies about Artificial intelligence. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (2001) “Blade Runner” (1982) “Colossus: The Forbin Project” (1970) “Her” (2013)