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Uncanny valley with a real actor

by Critical Commons Manager

Although Haley Joel Osment was clearly directed to act "like a robot" throughout much of the film, this is perhaps the only moment that approximates the creepiness of the uncanny valley when he turns himself into the speaker for a cordless phone and begins talking in the voice of the caller. Rather than endearing himself to his adoptive mother, this gesture instead underscores his mechanical nature and exacerbates the emotional distance between them.

Stupid cyborg tricks in AI

A mechanical boy unintentionally demonstrates his difference from humans by merging with the phone interface

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