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UC A.I. SERIES

Oct 7: EX MACHINA  |  Oct 14: HER 
Oct 21: WARGAMES  |  Nov 4: BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT

 

EX MACHINA
Monday, Oct 7th at 7:00pm

 

Synopsis:
Caleb, a 26 year old programmer at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Disscusion with Tanja Nusser, Department of German Studies and Film & Media Studies and Udo Greinacher, DAAP following the film

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HER
Monday, Oct 14th at 7:00pm

 

Synopsis:
In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Disscusion with Michael Jones, Department of Economics following the film

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WARGAMES
Monday, Oct 21st at 7:00pm

 

Synopsis:
A young computer whiz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3. Can he convince the computer he wanted to play a game and not the real thing ?

Disscusion with Richard Harknett and Gregory Winger, Department of Political Science following the film

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BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT (1982)
Monday, Nov 4th at 7:00pm

 

Synopsis:
In the 21st century, a corporation develops human clones to be used as slaves in colonies outside the Earth, identified as replicants. In 2019, a former police officer is hired to hunt down a fugitive group of clones living undercover in Los Angeles.

Disscusion with with Heidi Maibom, Department of Philosophy following the film

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