Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New science-fiction movie The Creator features Alan #Turing

The World Science Festival is showing the premier of a new movie by Al Holmes and Al Taylor (Al+Al) called The Creator, "a beautiful and surreal short-form film by award-winning British filmmakers Al+Al, which follows sentient computers from the future on a mystical odyssey to discover their creator: legendary computer scientist Alan Turing. Decades ago, Turing famously asked, ‘Can machines think?’ and ever since, the notion of computers exceeding human intelligence has transfixed researchers and popular culture alike. Marking the centenary of Turing’s birth, The Creator will launch a wide-ranging conversation among leading computer scientists and physicists about the promise and perils of artificial intelligence, as we take a personal look at the remarkable and tragic life of this computer visionary."
  The World Science Festival 2012 runs from May 30 to June 3 in New York and the whole programme looks very interesting. Tickets for the premier of The Creator, which screens on Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at The Museum of the Moving Image, cost from $15.

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