January 17, 2014

Love hurts – even with ‘Her’ at your side

The crafters of science fiction often have speculated about what will happen when computers and robots develop consciousness, becoming as self-aware as their masters. In many cases, the results aren’t pretty. From “2001: A Space Odyssey” to the recent TV series “Battlestar Galactica,” and such lesser films as “Colossus: The Forbin Project” and “Demon Seed,” the coming era of artificial intelligence long has been seen as a time when machines will turn on their makers.

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