Artificial Intelligence: The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzernegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henrikson, Rick Rossovich
Can robots really have rational thought?
Year 2029 and mankind's victory against a deadly computer system called Skynet is down to the actions of one man: John Connor, the leader of the Human Resistance. In an attempt to quash the resistance, Skynet deploys an indestructible cyborg in human form, the Terminator, through time to kill Sarah Connor, before she can give birth to her son John. Using one of the most iconic uses of Artificial Intelligence in film as a starting point, EIFF and the Edinburgh School of Informatics explore in a lively discussion whether rational thought is mechanically possible.
#1/ Wednesday 18 May, 2011 / 20:07 GMTCan humans really have rational thought?
#2/ Saturday 4 June, 2011 / 10:19 GMTMy colleague Prof. Bob Fisher in the Robotics Group at the
University of Edinburgh maintains our "AI in the Movies" collection
and has provided some useful resources pages:
Representations of Artificial Intelligence in Cinema
Fisher, R.B. (2002) AI and Cinema - Does artificial insanity rule?
#3 / Saturday 11 June, 2011 / 17:30 GMTSome of the general interest articles, videos and podcasts on humanoid robots can be acessed at:
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