How would you teach an AI what it means to be human?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d

Contrary to popular opinion, Spielberg found the perfect ending for A.I.

Advances in technology, both cinematic and everyday, mean that it may be easier than ever to attempt an arresting portrayal of artificial intelligence in film. Look at Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, a low-budget movie by Hollywood standards that nonetheless uses convincing special effects and thought-provoking writing to…

Why was I programmed to love Screech?: 12 wastes of artificial intelligence

The dream of artificial intelligence has been around since the dawn of fiction, stirring fantasy and stoking anxiety about a world populated by sentient machines and mankind’s place in it. But artificial intelligence isn’t always synonymous with artificial wisdom. For every Deep Blue or HAL 9000, there’s a self-aware…