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Artificial Intelligence and Cinema

Adam Rutherford and Francine Stock return in a sequel of the film and science special. This time it's personal.

Adam Rutherford and Francine Stock return in a sequel of the film and science special. This time it's personal.

As Blade Runner returns to the big screen in the wake of Ex Machina and Chappie, Adam and Francine investigate the role of artificial intelligence in cinema. Professor Christopher Frayling presents a brief history of the robot in movies, Dr Andy Philippides demonstrates why scientists are not that interested in humanoid robots. As part of the BBC's Make It Digital campaign, computer programmer Bill Thompson reveals the best and worst examples of coding in film history, and games reviewer Helen Lewis shows Francine how A.I. is changing the future of gaming. Adam asks the big question: can we really replicate human consciousness ? He hears from professors Anil Seth and Roger Luckhurst, and from novelist Naomi Alderman.

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