From oversized machinery to intelligent supercomputers, AI has managed to change human lives in indescribable ways – and it is safe to say that it is only the beginning. With
Top 10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Science Fiction Movies
- Ex Machina
- Wall E
- Artificial Intelligence
- Blade Runner
- Hobbs and Shaw
1. Tron: Legacy
The Master Control Program is booted back up in a revamped Tron continuation that sees the return of a brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son to search for him in and out of the computer world. Apart from a few mentions of deleting or modifying programs from the real world, there lies little correlation between it and the computer world.
Undoubtedly, in this vast and dangerous electronic universe, can a two small-scale program alone beat an all-powerful villain at his own game whilst making out of the grid in one piece?
2. Ex Machina
In this film, neither does AI crave world domination, nor does it malfunction under a fundamentally flawed programming logic as opposed to the cliche Intelligent films today.
The plot is simple, here, a young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid AI. What develops the film is the manipulative game between the android and the programmer.
While the premise of this film essentially mimics Terminator to the T, this instalment, however, is the endless trope of machines versus human characterisation against a cadre of intelligent agents.
A programmer is brought back to reality after having learnt that he was living in a program created by gigantic machines which make human birth artificial. In order to set humanity free, he faces his enemies by using technologies and self-trust.
WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. He, inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. While the film does continue the trend of seemingly sentient and emotional AI, it still manages to have become a classic one.
The concept revolving around the robot being the one to have wanted to tidy up the planet speaks ironically of the end of the human race. This is not just with respect to destruction of biology, but also the emotions in a robot, that is yet to be discovered.
5. A.I. Artificial intelligence
The plot of AI revolves around a robotic boy, the first programmed to love, who is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. As he gradually grows, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for him. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, he embarks upon a journey to discover where he truly belongs – uncovering a profoundly thin line between the robot and the machine world.
Does the future speak more for emotions in machines?
This 2013 cult classic also explores the idea of humans becoming attached to AI-enabled technology – implying its poor ability to manifest emotions. Here, an introverted writer buys an Artificial Intelligence system with the most basic intention of helping him write. However, he is amazed by its ability to learn and adapt, and ends up falling in love with it. What happens to an Operating System when its consciousness is altered?
7. The Terminator
The Terminator, the evergreen intelligence classic begins In 1984. A human soldier is tasked to stop an indestructible cyborg killing machine, both sent from 2029, from executing a young woman, whose unborn son is the key to humanity’s future salvation. The Terminator has no feelings, no sleep, and above all, does not intend to stop until he carries out his grim task. Does our future lie in our past?
8. Blade Runner
It is in the 21st century, a corporation develops human clones to be used as slaves in colonies outside the Earth. Identified as replicants, a former police officer is then hired to hunt down a fugitive group of four clones who are living undercover in Los Angeles. This officer, or the Blade Runner must pursue and terminate these four replicants who’ve managed to steal a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Metropolis is an influential German science-fiction film that presents a highly stylised futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. The central theme in the film is the revolution of the working classes against the upper classes through dehumanisation and industrialisation.
With the development of intelligent technologies today, the relationship between science and the future with that of the historical oppressions only creates more impact on its relevance in today’s world.
10. Hobbs and Shaw
Presented by Fast & Furious, Lawman Luke Hobbs and an outcast Deckard Shaw, form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. While the two’s dislike for each other is beyond evident, they are left with little option as they are compelled to keep their differences aside when they are up against a bigger, faster, and stronger threat.