This movie is about a dude that has been hired by another dude to test the human qualities a newly created A.I. dudette has (you can find more about it here). In my opinion, it’s a movie about manipulation at its finest because everybody manipulates everybody. The employer manipulates the employee, the employee tries to manipulate the employer and the A.I. manipulates everybody.
If we really think about this, building a human-like A.I. is not such a good idea, because if we build it after our own way of thinking, it will most likely have a hidden agenda and a very high I.Q. and this allows it to do anything in order to improve. I think that an A.I. can have a better understanding of the purpose of all of this “thing” we call life, which is to get to a better version of yourself and to make the most out of it. If this is the main goal of an A.I., do you think it will stop from anything to get there? We are building A.I. so our lives get better and I totally agree with that. But for this to happen, we don’t need to create it human-like, right? We can create A.I. that can be expert in any field, but does it need feelings? Is it maybe the God Complex doing all of this?
I think that building an A.I. is fun, but if we give it emotions, it’s dangerous because it can use those emotions to do what it thinks human expects from it. We cannot use a switch to change an emotion or to turn it off, but an A.I. might be able to do it. An A.I. can “think” at a whole different level and it can see a bigger picture than us because the amount of information it can process is huge, unlike humans.
This debate could go on and on, but I’ll stop here since it’s not my area of expertise. I believe it’s a very interesting movie that can point a few things about human nature as well, not only about A.I.
In your opinion, what is the most interesting thing about this movie?