Monday, March 18, 2019
AI vs Frankenstein :: essays research papers
painting imitative IntelligenceSynopsisIn the non-so-far future the polar screwball caps have melted and the resulting rise of ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching to the point of creating virtual(prenominal) zombis-called mechas-to serve them. An ambitious professor succeeds in building David, an artificial kid, the starting time of its kind programmed to provide endless love for its adopter. David is adopted by Monica as a substitute for her realistic son, but an unfortunate sequence of events leads Monica to recant David. Believing that Monica will love him only if he becomes a real boy, David sets off to find the Blue Fairy (from the fairy tale Pinocchio), whom he earnestly believes is the only one with the power to grant him his wish. ExplanationArtificial Intelligence is very similar to bloody shame Shellys Frankenstein in that the profound themes, question s asked, and moral issues raised are the same. The main idea being appropriated is that of creating life, although not life in its usual context referring to living organisms. The life created (or kinda built) in AI is in particular a mere parody of life, a mechanical substitute human boyartificial intelligence. In AI, the creation is David, and he bears immediate similarities to the Frankenstein monster. In the book, the monster was to be Frankensteins perfecthuman, a soul who knew nothing but love. Ironically, David was programmed to provide mat love and also served the purpose of being the perfect replacement of a human boy.The desire to aid mankind through scientific and proficient advancement is shared by two creators in their respective texts. In the film however, the Frankenstein equivalent is indirectly achieved by another character afterwards Davids initial creation. The Frankenstein role is in fact fulfilled by Monica, Davids adopter (mother), who activates David by imprinting him to her. Although for different reasons, both parents (mother/father figures) hastily rush the activation process without closely assessing the risks and responsibilities of their demeanor or even realizing the wishes of their creations. Both creators end up abandoning their creations, leaving them alone, outcast in societies where they are both hunted.A woman talking to the Professor in the first scene of the film asks directly if a robot child loves his mother, is she expected to love him back?-Can a robot be loved? The film maintains the same stance as Mary Shelleys book by arguing that society is in fact to blame for the mistreatment of David.