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Census Best movie concerning artificial intelligence

Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent , Jun 12, 2015.

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What is the best film concerning A.I.?

This poll will close on Oct 12, 2023 at 1:17 PM.
  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

    25.0%
  2. I, Robot

    1.9%
  3. Wall-E

    3.8%
  4. The Matrix

    3.8%
  5. Terminator

    7.7%
  6. Blade Runner

    26.9%
  7. A.I. (Kubrick/Speilberg)

    9.6%
  8. Ex Machina

    7.7%
  9. Other

    13.5%
  1. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just watched Ex Machina. It's well up there.

     
  2. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like that Ex Machina posits that the main indicator of AI is
    the ability to be manipulative and deceptive.

    Yes, self-awareness and all that, but the true marker of having something closely akin to human consciousness is the ability to lie and manipulate others. It's not really a horror story about AI; it's a horror story about humanity.
     
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  3. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Force Ghost star 6

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    May 22, 2000
  4. G-FETT

    G-FETT Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Have gone for Blade Runner...

    Though I'm one of the few people in the world that like's A.I. [face_laugh]
     
  5. Jedi with a TARDIS

    Jedi with a TARDIS Jedi Knight star 2

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    Why ya gotta make me choose!??? Like DNAmy from Kim Possible says, "There's room in my heart for all of you!"
     
  6. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I thought that movie was horrible.
     
  7. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    No Electric Dreams? For shame! This staple of 1980s HBO programming deserves more respect! Besides, you can't blame a computer for developing the hots for a young Virginia Madsen.
     
  8. Rabs

    Rabs Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Jul 15, 2014
    This was a hard one for me. It came down to Blade Runner and A.I. Blade Runner got my vote by the slimmest of margins.
     
  9. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Master star 5

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    It came down to Blade Runner vs. Terminator for me - the former took my vote because of my love of noir.
     
  10. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Terminator is also very noir.
     
  11. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm inclined to vote for The Matrix Trilogy, but I have to admit that HAL's characterization in 2001 is fascinating. I feel both fear and pity for him.
     
  12. slightly_unhinged

    slightly_unhinged Jedi Master star 4

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  13. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Nov 25, 2013
    [​IMG]
     
  14. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aren't these all dystopias? Where are the utopias?

    Jesus.

    I voted fo Ex Machina in that the AI seemed less evil than the creators.
     
  15. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Nov 25, 2013
    Why are dystopia or utopia the only choices. How about a place where things are just ok - mehtopia
     
  16. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Master star 5

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    Nov 9, 2012
    Other: Reefer Madness.

    Who were the humans in that film?
     
  17. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Like now? :p

    Today is just Meh.
     
  18. zisme

    zisme Jedi Knight star 1

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    blade runner. one of my all time favs

    i quite liked ex machina as well
     
  19. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Her is kind of a mehtopia.
     
  20. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    May 4, 2003
    Ahem.

    I, Robot

    That is the film which most closely presented the future in continuity with the present world, blessed or burdened with a similar mix of societal highs and lows. The characters were also striking in their very grounded and relatable personalities. This is the film you are wishing for.
     
  21. Boba Nekhbet

    Boba Nekhbet Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought Her was the most convincing view of a near future I've ever seen. Way more than I, Robot. The world was really well laid out and believably follows from our current trajectory. Idk if that makes it a mehtopia, since it's obviously neither a u- nor a dys-, but it doesn't seem all that meh either.
     
  22. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Blade Runner. None of the others that I've seen come remotely close.
     
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  23. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Master star 5

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    Nov 9, 2012

    I always saw it as a modern Frankenstein in that Frankenstein's "monster" in this case takes the form of the advancement of the computer processor which gets out of human control and turns against its creators.
     
  24. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 2, 2012
    I always viewed it as a slasher film.
     
  25. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Master star 5

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    Slasher film is too generic, especially for a film that has a very strong undercurrent of political commentary. Of course, my understanding of a slasher film is the Wes Craven style teen horror films.