Re: Matrix Reloaded Non-Review

From: Emil Gilliam (
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 00:13:46 MDT


> As I'm also going through CFAI more thoroughly, Eliezer's
> comments about how humans write stories about AI's rings so
> true. Seeing the anthropomorphized struggle of humans against
> AI's (from the back story found at, episode
> 1) depicted as if machine robots were humans, seems so fake now.
> Just pure manipulation for the dramatic retelling of our own
> ancient stories. It would be wonderful if the Wachowski brothers
> had read CFAI...but then again, they went ahead with a script in
> which humans are enslaved to machines for their fusion-derived
> electricity, so who am I kidding.

The possibilities for making a compelling movie with a workable theory
of AI are rather less than that of making, say, a summer blockbuster
about partial differential equations. AI morality, and AI in general,
is *intrinsically* anti-dramatic.

- Emil Gilliam

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