Cinema St. Louis (CSL)

Machine with Signs of Life

Expired November 23, 2020 5:59 AM
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“Machine” examines artificial intelligence (AI) — the most radical new technology of our time — from multiple perspectives. What is AI, how is it created, and what will it mean for the way we work, play, live and learn? What will happen when we’re no longer the smartest ones on the planet? And who, if anyone, is controlling the rise of this new technology? “Machine” talks to world-renowned experts, the people who are creating, researching, and controlling this new technology. Among the interviewees is Dr. Eric Leuthardt, director of Washington University’s Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology, which gathers neurosurgeons, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists to collaborate and develop new technologies to improve the lives of patients with neurological diseases. “Machine’s” story chapters address many of the key issues at stake — AI companions, driverless cars, autonomous warfare, use of AI to create human super-intelligence, and the very real possibility of a Robot Apocalypse. By turns optimistic and frightening, thought-provoking and awe-inspiring, “Machine” looks not only at the practical applications of AI but also the ethical questions raised by these new developments. Directed by Justin Krook, “Machine” is produced by the team behind “Chef’s Table.”

Sponsored by Engagedly.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Australia; Germany; Hong Kong; Japan; Switzerland; U.S.
  • Director
    Justin Krook