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Saturday Shorts: Evidence of AI fantasies — 4 Comments

  1. I’m revealing my age here, but I remember a movie called ‘Electric Dreams’ when I was a teen. It was about a computer who developed AI capabilities, but succumbed to that very human emotion – jealousy. It made me curious about AI too, and what it could lead to. Now, I’m also interested in real life AI, and I’ve a feeling that in the not too distant future, our world might become stranger than fiction because of it.

    • I hadn’t heard of Electric Dreams; I’ll add it to my list of movies to check out sometime!

      Although I’m excited for real life AI, I don’t think our tech has evolved to the point of self-sentience yet. And some worst case scenarios (have you seen I, Robot?) make me wonder if we’re looking at a utopia ahead of us, or a dystopia… Still, though, the concept is one I’m quite intrigued by and enjoy exploring in my writing.

      • Yes, ‘I Robot’ is a great movie! One of my favourite AI films is “The Matrix’, of course. It’s a pretty extreme idea but so interesting to see the potential dystopian consequences play out. Yes, it’s a wonderful topic for writing 🙂

  2. I enjoyed the “story”. 🙂 I love AIs too. When I was tiny, I started computing with dad’s computer that had a Windows 3.1 on it. That was a long time ago!