Artificial Intelligence in Sci Fi Film and Literature


Science Fiction film and literary fictions have been a forum for the drama of ideas that circulate around AI and its future, not least important ethical questions. At many stages we find fiction in all its forms driving ideas in AI and vice-versa. Crucially, we find the relationship between AI developments and our hopes, fears and ambitions, worked out imaginatively through a variety of stories. In this short film Artificial Intelligence experts, Science Fiction (SF) authors, technology experts, and scholars of literature discuss these fascinating ideas and ask: what can we learn about ourselves in relation to AI by exploring these narratives?

This film is based on ideas discussed at the Science & Human Dimension Project's (SHDP) AI and the Future of Humanity Project conference 'AI in Sci Fi Film and Literature' at Jesus College Cambridge. We are grateful to Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF) for their funding of this project. This short film was made by DragonLight Films.