Automata Is Less Than Meets the Eye

Automata Is Less Than Meets the Eye

Automata, a bit of Spanish-Bulgarian science fiction from 2014, begins in familiar territory. A post-apocalyptic world. A monolithic city with the remains of humanity huddled inside. A vast, radioactive wasteland. And, naturally, sentient robots. Many films have made these components work. But despite some talented actors, dramatic scenery, and the

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Chappie: A Soul in a New Machine

Chappie: A Soul in a New Machine

Set in the too-close-for-comfort near-future of 2016, Chappie is a take on artificial intelligence that focuses on emotion instead of intellect. According to his creator, Chappie is gifted with “proper, full artificial intelligence”—which, here, includes the ability to love.

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