Spielberg’s ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’ Feels Right Despite Bad Science

When Steven Spielberg took over the development of A.I. Artificial Intelligence from Stanley Kubrick back in 1995, artificial intelligence, the technology, was in its infancy. Science fiction, which had spent a half century talking up the humanoid robot, still had more to offer by way of aesthetic guidance than science. In 2001, the year the movie debuted, the most famous A.I. system was IBM’s Deep Blue computer program, which played chess. The possibilities for A.I and robots seemed endless not because of proliferating research, but because we didn’t know enough to understand logical limits. Steven Spielberg was making comp-sci fan-fic. He was as innocent as his audience. Now, 14 years later, we’ve seen much more happening in the field of A.I. IBM created Watson, a program that mercilessly thrashes other…

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