Blomkamp's sentimental 'Chappie' comes alive

May 20, 2015

Blomkamp's sentimental 'Chappie' comes alive

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‘Chappie” could almost be described as “Three Thugs and a Baby Bot.” Though the story raises Isaac Asimov-like issues of good vs. evil in the context of robot technology and its human creators, philosophy takes a back seat as family sentiments sashay to center ...

Stephen Hawking's AI fears stir scientific debate

Dec 7, 2014

Stephen Hawking's AI fears stir scientific debate

There was the psychotic HAL 9000 computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The humanoids that attacked their flesh-and-blood masters in “I, Robot.” And, of course, “The Terminator,” where a robot is sent into the past to kill a woman whose son will end the ...