Top Artificial Intelligence Movies | Friday Yseop Pick | 02 – Her

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This week for our Friday pick of the week (and just in time for Valentine’s Day!), we are rewatching a movie that looks at the themes of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and romance. 

Her is a science-fiction romantic drama that takes place in Los Angeles in a world where  AI is prevalent. The movie centers around a man named Theodore, in the throes of a divorce and having difficulty moving on with his life. To ease his loneliness, he downloads an AI-based OS virtual assistant: Samantha. It is quickly the start of a romantic and complex relationship. 

Samantha, a machine learning AI assistant, quickly wants more than an existence limited by the constraints of virtual reality. As the relationship between Theodore and Samantha develops, we see how powerful AI has become – bringing the most common human emotions to the forefront including love, jealousy, and fear. 

Her investigates the powerful capabilities of Natural Language Processing and machine learning, as Samantha’s development and learning is based on both. It looks at other relevant, transformative topics including the rise of augmented voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Home. 

Read our related blog post: What Can We Expect from Siri and Other Virtual Personal Assistants in the Future?

Enjoy Her, and see you next Friday for another must-watch Artificial Intelligence movie! Let us know what you think in the comments. 

In case you missed last week’s pick for AI Movie of the week, Imitation Game, you can check that out here.

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