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AI Experts on the Reality Behind the Sci-Fi Thriller “Transcendence”

An ambitious blend of fact and fiction, “Transcendence” is Hollywood’s latest dystopian-edged take on the implications of artificial intelligence. The movie presents the tale of the wildly brilliant researcher, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), and his team as they perform a radical experiment in uploading a human mind to a computer. It’s set in the near future and, as otherworldly as the plot may seem, director Wally Pfister and writer Jack Paglen (who consulted with electrical engineering and computer science experts) have delivered a pretty cool experience for AI nerds like us, with a script that emanates from some real, cutting-edge research.


Here are some examples of where the film displays some chops in computer vision, intelligent systems and brain imaging. Read entire article here>