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Author: Jens SchanzeJudith Malek-MahdaviJoseph WeizenbaumRay KurzweilMascha Films.All authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Cinema Guild, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes a journey into the world of artificial intelligence -- a field of study where computer technology, robotics, biology, neuroscience, and developmental psychology converge --exploring not only the latest advancements and developments, but the ethical and philosophical questions raised along the way. Features interviews with scientists, engineers and established experts in this field, including American inventor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Schanze; Judith Malek-Mahdavi; Joseph Weizenbaum; Ray Kurzweil; Mascha Films.; Bayerischer Rundfunk.; Cinema Guild.
ISBN: 0781513790 9780781513791
OCLC Number: 726880413
Language Note: In German, English, Japanese and other languages with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced in 2009.
Credits: Written and directed by Jens Schanze ; producer, Judith Malek-Mahdavi ; cinematography, Borres Weiffenbach.
Performer(s): Joseph Weizenbaum, Raymond Kurzweil, Minoru Asada, Joel Moses.
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Other Titles: Plug and pray.
Responsibility: Mascha Films presents a film by Jens Schanze and Judith Malek-Mahdavi ; a coproduction with Bayerischer Rundfunk ; written and directed by Jens Schanze ; producers, Judith Malek-Mahdavi, Jens Schanze.

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Takes a journey into the world of artificial intelligence -- a field of study where computer technology, robotics, biology, neuroscience, and developmental psychology converge --exploring not only the latest advancements and developments, but the ethical and philosophical questions raised along the way. Features interviews with scientists, engineers and established experts in this field, including American inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil and former MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum, a pioneer in the field of AI who has since become one of its harshest critics.

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This intriguing and thought-provoking film centers on the late Joseph Weizbaum and his thoughts concerning artificial intelligence. The production opens with Weizbaum trying to turn on his laptop and having some difficulty doing so, which is rather ironic when one realizes that the late Dr. Weizbaum...
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