AI and robotics could give us real-life avatars.
A rather different take on the threat that AI poses to humanity, this film is worth a look for the originality of the central premise. The surrogates are not autonomous but they are the next best thing: they live your life for you. It plays on today’s tendency towards safety and shows how AI can turn this into an altogether unsafe addiction. So, the threats to humanity from AI do not just revolve around the possibility that AI becomes dangerously proactive; they also encompass the possibility that humanity willingly becomes supine.