Re: Question: Movies and books about positive AI

From: Richard Loosemore (
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 10:33:50 MDT

James MacAulay wrote:
> On 6-Aug-06, at 11:25 AM | Aug 6, Richard Loosemore wrote:
>> What I mean is, how many times have SF writers (whether in written or
>> movie form) created fictional futures in which the AI was not the
>> villain?
>> And within that category, in how many of the cases was the AI
>> portrayed as having equal or superior intelligence...?
> Data isn't well thought out for much of the series, but once he gets his
> "emotion chip" in the films, his silly limitations are mostly forgotten
> and he becomes more believable. Regardless, he's definitely a "good
> guy." Of course, just about every single other A.I. in Star Trek is
> definitely not portrayed positively at all.
> James

Ahh, but at the same time they gave Data an "emotion chip" [gnashes
teeth in frustration at the silliness of the concept], they also decided
to bring in his Evil Twin.


Richard Loosemore

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