Another way to procrastinate: A 781 AI watch list!

I thought it might be fun to crowd source a watch list of the best films with interesting AI premises. We have been talking a lot about how our minds work and what it means to have a human consciousness, but what about an inhuman one? How close will close be? How do these films (or TV shows) deal with the uncanny valley. I look forward to talking about that particular idea when we read Frankenstein! It would also be interesting to look at how the ideas around AI have shifted as our technology has progressed, making the impossible seem more possible and profoundly connecting our everyday existence to “smart” technology.

Also, feel free to add anything to this list in the comments!

Consciousness and the Literary Experiment crowd sourced AI watch list:

AI (2001)
Moon (2009)
Blade Runner (1982)
Her (2013)
Wall-E (2008)
Short Circuit (1986)
Bicentennial Man (1999)
I, Robot (2004)
2001: Space Odyssey (1968)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Edward Scissor Hands (1990)
Tron (1982)
Westworld (1973)
Star Trek: Next Generation: see Data (1987-1984)
Star Trek Voyager: see The Doctor (1995-2001)
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
THX1138 (1971)


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2 Responses to Another way to procrastinate: A 781 AI watch list!

  1. Serial Experiments Lain

    “Serial Experiments Lain describes the ‘Wired’ as a virtual reality-world that contains and supports the very sum of all human communication and networks, created with the telegraph, televisions, and telephone services, and expanded with the Internet, cyberspace, and subsequent networks. The anime assumes that the Wired could be linked to a system that enables unconscious communication between people and machines without physical interface. The storyline introduces such a system with the Schumann resonance, a property of the Earth’s magnetic field that theoretically allows for unhindered long distance communications. If such a link was created, the network would become equivalent to Reality as the general consensus of all perceptions and knowledge. The increasingly thin invisible line between what is real and what is virtual/digital begins to slowly shatter.”

  2. What a great list! THX1138 is one of the most amazing films out there, in my opinion.
    Full-metal Alchemist Brotherhood
    The Animatrix
    Brazil (1985)
    Shutter Island
    even that new film Lucy that came out…

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