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Machine of Human Dreams

1h 15m โ€ข Science

A.I. guru Ben Goertzel grew up in a hippie community in Oregon during the Vietnam War. Inspired by science fiction, he imagined a perfect rational world that would transcend 1970sโ€™ America. Ben has dedicated his life to developing OpenCog, a software that models the human mind. If Benโ€™s design works, OpenCog will become a human-like general intelligence. But for OpenCog to work, it needs a body. Shot over the course of two years, this film follows Benโ€™s attempts to create an OpenCog prototype in Hong Kong. But pursuing a dream of this scale is an arduous task. As difficulties pile up, people from Benโ€™s past cast doubt over his ability to deliver the dream. Can Ben build the first thinking machine? Do you want him to?


Roy Cohen




United Kingdom

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