In Kazuo Ishiguro’s sci-fi masterpiece Klara and the Sun, Klara the artificial friend forms her own nature cult. Is that really possible?
Tag: Artificial Intelligence
The Artificial Intelligence behind Marvin, the “Paranoid” Android
Douglas Adams’s most popular character is a case study in major depressive disorder. How could that happen in a robot?
The Artificial Intelligence behind Self Preservation
An obscure vending machine-dispensed robotic assassin decides it doesn’t want to die. What motivates self-preservation?
The Artificial Intelligence Behind Sox
This therapy cat stole the show in Pixar’s Lightyear. It also does antimatter physics in its head. Who’s the galaxy’s cutest theoretical physicist? Sox is!
The Artificial Intelligence Behind Data
Lieutenant Commander Data of the Starship Enterprise paints pictures. That’s ridiculous, AIs can’t make art… Right?
The Artificial Intelligence Behind Linguo
Linguo, Lisa Simpson’s science project and proof that it’s unwise to spend your life correcting people’s grammar. Can you make it in real life?
The Artificial Intelligence Behind Bender
How could a foul-mouthed, aggressively immoral AI like Bender ever come to exist? It’s not as difficult as you might think.