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Separating AI wheat from chaff
20 Jun
6:02

Separating AI wheat from chaff

Jahan Alamzad One immediate question comes to mind when discussing artificial intelligence. Does it work or does it just sound cool? Organizations need that answer before spending lots of resources and efforts into AI, sold in sleek ways by merchants…

Elon Musk reveals his favorite sci-fi movie (it’s not Spaceballs)
19 Jun
8:33

Elon Musk reveals his favorite sci-fi movie (it’s not Spaceballs)

Elon Musk unveils the Dragon 2 spacecraft in 2014. Tim Stevens/CNET Considering Elon Musk’s obsession with Boring Company-branded flamethrowers and “Maximum Plaid,” you’d think his favorite science fiction film would be Mel Brooks’ 1987 parody classic Spaceballs. It’s not.  A Twitter user tossed the question into a comment thread on Tuesday,…

Why Is the Dark Side of Artificial Intelligence So Scary?
19 Jun
11:05

Why Is the Dark Side of Artificial Intelligence So Scary?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a quintessential way of our lives. When we see machines which respond like we do, or computers which outdo humans on strategy and cognition, we are inviting a future in which humanity will need to accept robot overlords. Popular science fiction movies like the “A…

James Cameron Reveals That Zoe Saldana Has Wrapped Filming ‘Avatar’ 2 & 3, Plus Other Teases About The Films
19 Jun
1:32

James Cameron Reveals That Zoe Saldana Has Wrapped Filming ‘Avatar’ 2 & 3, Plus Other Teases About The Films

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers 4’ shot back-to-back, so Zoe Saldana (a.k.a. Gamora) should be used to playing the same role for long stints of time.  (Provided she was even in ‘Avengers 4’.)  But it sounds like director James Cameron mixed things up even further while shooting ‘Avatar’ 2 &…

Movie Review: ‘The Incredibles 2’
18 Jun
4:03

Movie Review: ‘The Incredibles 2’

Fourteen years ago, filmmaker Brad Bird invited us into a 1960s-esque retro-futuristic world where superheroes are real. Of course, they were in hiding thanks to laws that made them illegal. However, by the end of ‘The Incredibles’, we entered a new age of Supers thanks to the Parr family. And…

AI-Generated Film, ‘Zone Out,’ Could Be A Step Toward Computer Generated Filmmaking
18 Jun
6:25

AI-Generated Film, ‘Zone Out,’ Could Be A Step Toward Computer Generated Filmmaking

It has been two years since the online premiere of a short film called ‘Sunspring.’ What’s the big deal about that? Well, the entire script was created by an AI. An AI system created the content for the short, while human actors took the strange semi-human dialogue in stride and…

What ‘Incredibles 2’ Says About the Modern Superhero Craze
17 Jun
8:52

What ‘Incredibles 2’ Says About the Modern Superhero Craze

Brad Bird’s film can be read as an analysis of the comic book fandom that has swept Hollywood since he made his 2004 original. Out of the many filmmakers whose careers have soared thanks to working at Pixar Animation Studios, just two have leapt from animation to live-action: Andrew Stanton…

I Am Iron Man: Why ‘The Iron Giant’ Remains Brad Bird’s Best Movie
17 Jun
11:23

I Am Iron Man: Why ‘The Iron Giant’ Remains Brad Bird’s Best Movie

The opening paragraph of Ted Hughes’s children’s book The Iron Man introduces its title character in a strange and contradictory way. Its entrance is pitched halfway between mythmaking and slapstick. No sooner has the giant metal figure descended upon the earth than an errant step sends him hurtling off the…

Why do Mississippi lawmakers refuse to fix roads, bridges?
17 Jun
1:53

Why do Mississippi lawmakers refuse to fix roads, bridges?

David Hampton, Guest Columnist Published 8:00 p.m. CT June 16, 2018 CLOSE MDOT has been ordered by Gov. Phil Bryant to close over 100 bridges across the state. Mississippi Dept. of Transportation crews begin closing bridges that are in danger of failing.(Photo: MDOT, Special to Clarion Ledger) I’ve always liked…

There’s a garage in Melbourne’s east with a spaceship built inside it
16 Jun
4:13

There’s a garage in Melbourne’s east with a spaceship built inside it

“We always talk film, stories and sci-fi,” Mr Jaksch said. “It got to the point where one day I said to him ‘let’s stop talking about it, let’s make something’.” So they did. They began designing and building the set four years ago to bring the sci-fi screenplay they had…