Loneliness and Love:The Potential of Human-AI Relations as Explored by Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Kidd, Abby ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8467-427X (2022) Loneliness and Love:The Potential of Human-AI Relations as Explored by Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema. Screen Bodies, 7 (2). pp. 89-108. ISSN 2374-7560

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Abstract

Science fiction films about artificial intelligence have often perpetuated anxieties about new technology as a widescale threat to humanity. However, more recently, the genre seems to be moving toward more positive and open-minded representations of technology that envision humans embarking on relationships with AI in varying capacities—perhaps a reflection of technology's increasing value and permeation within all aspects of contemporary wider culture. Thus far, such texts have been given little scholarly attention, yet they offer significant insights into our possible coexistence with advancing technologies of the future. This article analyzes three contemporary science fiction films about artificial intelligence and demonstrates how they are offering unique perspectives that lend support to wider applications of AI, specifically as social companions.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2024 01:39
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2024 01:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/94217
DOI: 10.3167/screen.2022.070207

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