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Artificial Intelligence as Seen in Films

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ClassGraphic People have been imagining artificial life forms for centuries. Descartes theorized about them, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein gave us a widely recognized word for them. In an era of growing awareness of artificial intelligence (AI), films have brought such speculations to a broad audience. This study group will watch four films that explore ideas from “sciences of the artificial” and we will discuss them in terms of current scientific thinking on issues such as empathy, surveillance, time distortion, and dangers posed for our planet, all of which are depicted in these powerful works of fiction. We will start with the iconic Blade Runner (1982), based on Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, (which depicts a future for AI and which makes some predictions that seem to have come true) and continue with Minority Report (2002), Interstellar (2014), and Ex Machina (2015).

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Peggy Knapp2.Dick DuFour 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/14/2020 - 2/4/2020 Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Dick DuFour  ; Peggy Knapp  ClassRoom