Machine Minds & Digital Neurons
February 2018

Automation, Moore's Law, the rhetoric of the Singularity, and decades of anticipatory science fiction have prepared us for this technological present. Now, artificial intelligence permeates our lives: ever-present, always listening, evolving and developing day by day. Consumer robotics multiply, drones proliferate, self-driving cars become increasingly plausible, machine learning and neural networks move rapidly from theory to practice. The internet irrevocably changed entertainment, communication, and work, but we may soon be forced to rethink what it means to be human. And so on the brink of massive socio-technological shifts, the films in this issue survey the field: what is happening and how we think about what is happening, real and unreal, desperate and hopeful. 

Slaughterbots

by Stewart Sugg
FILM

Alice Cares

by Sandra Burger
FILM

Colossal Cave

by Graeme Arnfield
FILM

The iMom

by Ariel Martin
FILM

Sara The Dancer

by Tim Ellrich
FILM

Melancholic Drone

by Igor Simić
FILM

My Life With a Robot

by Thibaut Sève
FILM

Oo-nye-doo?

by Lisa Heissenberg
FILM

Juliet

by Marc-Henri Boulier
FILM

Android's Dream

by Ion De Sosa
FILM

Popcorn Politics: Terminator 2 and Other Frankensteins

by Will Slocombe
FILM

Dude Down

by George Barber
FILM

Real Artists

by Cameo Wood
FILM

I.R.I.S.

by Hasraf Dulull
FILM

See a Dog, Hear a Dog

by Jesse McLean
FILM

Haptics Tactics

by Nguyen Khoi Nguyen
FILM

A.D.A.M.

by Vladislav Knezevic
FILM

Machine Learning at IDFA DocLab

by Brent Hoff
FILM

Astrobotic: The Moon and Beyond

by Jonathan Minard
FILM
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