Film Review: Transcendence

@article{Baum2014FilmRT,
  title={Film Review: Transcendence},
  author={Seth D. Baum},
  journal={Journal of Ethics and Emerging Technologies},
  year={2014}
}
  • S. Baum
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Art
  • Journal of Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Is it possible to create an artificial mind? Can a human or other biological mind be uploaded into computer hardware? Should these sorts of artificial intelligences be created, and under what circumstances? Would the AIs make the world better off? These and other deep but timely questions are raised by the recent film Transcendence (dir. Wally Pfister, 2014). In this review, I will discuss some of the questions raised by the film and show their importance to real-world decision making about AI… 

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