The Creators of AI are Humans, Right? – Battlestar Galactica Miniseries and other Robots in Sci Fi.

The Creators of AI are Humans, Right? – Battlestar Galactica Miniseries and other Robots in Sci Fi.

Battlestar Galactica miniseries

I just watched this and it really reinforces the problem I have with the way AI is represented in sci fi, in some shows more than others. I get they’re trying to entertain us and maybe even show us a few things about ourselves. But in their efforts to be anthropomorphic, are they going too far? They don’t seem to choose the higher human traits, just the worst of us. The AI in this show were greedy, held grudges and were power mad. There was nothing redeeming in them.

Yes, I get there are humans like that too. But sure not all of us, but it was all of the AI. And even people who have antisocial, narcissistic, pathological issues do bond with some people. Just not that many. The AI in this miniseries, didn’t bond, they hive-minded, they plotted. To be that devoid of humanity is impossible. The person wouldn’t survive in the world. To be that lacking in bonds, they wouldn’t survive childhood even.

So I’m curious, what do you see when you look at AI in sci fi? Do you think they have it right? Portray how we would actually build independent of us AI?

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