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Nothing costs more than information

by Critical Commons Manager

"In this day and age, David, nothing costs more than information." Thus Jude Law warns Haley Joel Osment about the idiosyncracies of dealing with humanoid interfaces. In movies, personified artificial intelligence agents are notoriously recalcitrant and Dr. Know, the mischievous, Einstein-esque, holographic information kiosk in this centerpiece CGI sequence from Artificial Intelligence is no exception. The Dr. Know  system in fact requires impossibly precise and pre-categorized questions in order to yield useful information, which, in the end, turns out to have been planted specifically in order to lure the errant cyborg boy back to his makers.

AI Dr. Know information system

A holographic 3D information kiosk of the future

from Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
Creator: Steven Spielberg
Posted by Critical Commons Manager