Brian Aldiss on A.I.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Norm, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. Norm

    Norm Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1998
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Norm
    Steven Spielberg's film AI opened in Britain on 21 September. The author of the original story, science fiction writer Brian Aldiss, was never asked to a preview screening--so New Scientist arranged for him to see it. Here Aldiss describes his part in the evolution of the film, lays out his vision for the future of artificial intelligence and asks whether human consciousness could ever be programmed into a machine.
    For the rest go here.
    Brian Aldiss about AI
    ------------------
    Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
    http://apacure.org/

    [Edited last by Norm on September 25, 2001 at 04:25 PM]
    [Link corrected - Cees Alons]
    [Edited last by Cees Alons on September 26, 2001 at 11:51 AM]
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2000
    Messages:
    12,251
    Likes Received:
    1
    Norm, thanks for the link - that was an interesting article.
    ------------------
    He thought on homeland, the big timber, the air thin and chill all the year long. Tulip poplars so big through the trunk they put you in mind of locomotives set on end. He thought of getting home and building him a cabin on Cold Mountain so high that not a soul but the nighthawks passing across the clouds in autumn could hear his sad cry. Of living a life so quiet he would not need ears. And if Ada would go with him, there might be the hope, so far off in the distance he did not even really see it, that in time his despair might be honed off to a point so fine and thin that it would be nearly the same as vanishing.
    -- Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
     
  3. Jeff Rogers

    Jeff Rogers Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2000
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, what right does Brian Aldiss have to be there. He ONLY WROTE THE BOOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    ------------------
    If I could go back in time, I'd meet Snoopy
     
  4. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Producer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    4,118
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  5. Jacob_St

    Jacob_St Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2000
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Regardless, of whether it's a short story or a novel he had a right to a preview of the movie. Anything less than that is very low class of the studio and the filmmakers involved.
     

Share This Page