Movie Review: Transcendence

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Where did this movie succeed in addressing scientific content accurately, and where did it fail? It’s a frequently recurring theme in Hollywood, but should we really be fearing artificial intelligence and its ill-intentions for humanity (see Terminator 1984, I Robot 2004, Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015)?

Our expert reviewer for this film is Dr. Csaba Szepesvari, a professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta and member of the Reinforcement Learning and Artificial Intelligence group.