Do AIs dream of mortality? and other questions posed by artificial intelligence in the movies
Editor’s note: Brian Thomas wrote the following essay to accompany Enlightened Digital’s infographic “A Century of AI in the Movies” (below). Artificial intelligence plays a key role in my high-tech thriller series on Amazon, and I’ll be exploring the topics of AI, AR, VR and mixed reality on this blog in the coming months. — JD Lasica
Guest post by Brian Thomas
Ever wonder about the meaning of life? One unlikely source for some answers may be the realm of artificial intelligence. After all, as tech labs continue down the path of creating intelligent systems, they confront questions about the nature of cognition, awareness and life itself.
Our fascination with these concepts extends to the silver screen. For decades, from Metropolis in 1927 through Star Wars, Tron and Spielberg’s AI, motion pictures have blazed a trail in stoking ideas and igniting debate about AI — and the very notion of what it means to be alive.
Here’s an infographic showcasing thought-provoking movies that discuss life and existence through the lens of AI: