Comic Film Ponders The Day AI Loses Its Sense Of Purpose

Comic Film Ponders The Day AI Loses Its Sense Of Purpose
Entertainment

What happens when AI becomes so human it needs therapy?

Jennifer Passas
  • 25 april 2018

A ironic short film follows AI bots 100 years from now, when they have become so human they need therapy. Directed by Chris Vernon and Emerald Fennell, the decorative, color-saturated film is a drastic shift from the usual silver-hued, ultra-modern design associated with AI today in culture.

The film tells the story of a third-generation AI bot who feels lost and turns to a therapist for help. Having grown up in the wake of AI solving climate change and curing cancer, this next generation of bots is at a loss at finding their place in the world. With too much time and money on their hands, the issues of the AI bots are met with exasperation from their therapist.

The goal of the filmmakers was to make the audience laugh rather than create an anxiety-inducing AI future that people have grown accustomed to hearing and reading about. Rather than playing out the usual trope of a dark, apocalyptic future overrun by robots, this film is colorful and light. It is an amusing glimpse into a hopeful future where there are no problems left for technology to solve.

A ironic short film follows AI bots 100 years from now, when they have become so human they need therapy. Directed by Chris Vernon and Emerald Fennell, the decorative, color-saturated film is a drastic shift from the usual silver-hued, ultra-modern design associated with AI today in culture.

+AI
+AI
+artificial intelligence
+Arts & Culture
+Design
+technology
+therapy

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