Science Goes to the Movies: ‘Her’
In Spike Jonze’s new movie Her, a lonely Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) falls hard…for an operating system. This week in “Science Goes to the Movies,” our scientist-film critics weigh in on Her. Is “loveable” A.I. just around the corner? And if so, do we want it?
Sherry Turkle is a professor of social studies of science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age (Penguin, 2015).
Vlad Sejnoha is chief technology officer at Nuance in Boston, Massachusetts.
Steve Omohundro is research scientist at Self-Aware Systems at Palo Alto, California.