Best Movie About Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
Artificial Intelligence in Film
At the core of the "intelligence explosion" that many futurists predict will happen by 2045 is artificial intelligence (AI). We use "narrow" AI every day by talking to our phones, searching for things on Google, and even with some of the cars we drive. Innovations behind this movement have been a wildly popular topic of sci-fi movies about artificial intelligence. Here are some of the best, with your chance to vote for the one you enjoyed the most (and to offer a suggestion of others)!
What is the best movie about Artificial Intelligence so far?
From HAL to Her, the major players
Here's a quick list of some of the most popular films about artificial intelligence ever created. These films didn't always receive critical acclaim, but they left their mark in one way or another, and some became popular years, and even decades, after their initial theatrical releases.
Vote: defining AI
Is Siri artificial intelligence?
Neo is in "the matrix", a virtual simulation of the "real" world where artificially intelligent agents rule the roost.
Johnny Depp's consciousness is uploaded... or is it? This movie not only explores the first "strong AI" creation (or "artificial general intelligence), but it also allows a brief glimpse at collective consciousness, nanotechnological "grey goo", and furturists vs Luddites in an all-too-likely near-future showdown. Depp, as per usual, enjoys playing an off-beat character, very unorthodox in both mannerisms and methodology.
It's 2035, and Will Smith's acting is nowhere near as bad as it used to be. Oh, and robots.
Scarlett Johansson is an intelligent operating system with a super sexy voice. Joaquin Phoenix is a moody, marginally depressed letter writer of the near future ripe for a soulmate. The unlikely duo date, and the OS evolves steadily into a superintelligent, fully self aware being. Complications, naturally, arise, in a very poignant, prophetic film.
Without offering too much in the way of spoilers, we get to see evolving "strong AI", near-future tech like wearables and full immersion virtual reality video games, and a look at computer design.
, about a futuristic robot who has feelings.
2001: A Space Odyssey
HAL 9000 is in charge of a spaceship, and the people on board are unwilling pawns in an out-of-control game. "2001" took an early, hard look at one of the more common dystopian visions of the future, with a twist on the "robots run amok" scheme made popularized during the late 1950s.
Additionally, we get a beautiful combination of Arthur C Clarke's and Stanley Kurbrick's vision of the future, and the result is both visually and intellectually stunning. There's also fanciful speculation on the origins of human intelligence. It's a slow, but very fun film.
Terminator 1 and 2
Oh crap, Skynet is self aware!
It's 2019 and replicants are illegal. Harrison Ford, in typical fashion, kicks ass.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Haley Joel Osment has feelings.