Science Goes to the Movies: ‘Transcendence’
In Wally Pfister’s new thriller Transcendence, Johnny Depp plays an A.I. researcher whose consciousness is uploaded to the Internet…with disastrous consequences. This week in “Science Goes to the Movies,” our scientist-film critics Stuart Russell and Christof Koch explain what it would take to “upload” a mind, and what really worries them about strong A.I.
Stuart Russell is a computer science and engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California.
Christof Koch is chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington.