Movie club: I robot

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Movie club: I robot
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Lee Wright 9:00 PM
biological clock

me 9:00 PM
jet lag
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Lee Wright 9:04 PM
I, Robot
starring Will Smith
More modern movie
Visually stunning
effects (eh FECKS)
Dr. Lanning commits suicide apparently..
2035, Chicago
US Robotics company
Detective Spooner
sent to investigate
fell 50 stories
straight down
the safety glass was VERY tough
a man could not have broken it
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Lee Wright 9:06 PM
Spooner was suspicious.
Spooner was requested
via Lanning’s suicide hologram.
Can answer basic questions..
You must ask “the right question”.
No answer though.
Just “the right question” to pursue.
The soul of the company
surveillance
No video records of what happened
Head honcho
CEO
Robertson
He believed in the robots as being impossible to commit a crime.
NS-5 model
Robertson – good or bad guy?
Not sure yet.
The Three Laws of Robotics

Vasanth Prabakar 9:10 PM
The richest man in the world at that time.

Lee Wright 9:10 PM
1. Robot cannot harm a human.
2. Robots must obey humans.
3. Robot should protect its own existence…..
violate
hard-coded in the robots
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Lee Wright 9:11 PM
unbreakable…
doppelgangers
escort lady
very smart
they found a suspect robot
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Lee Wright 9:12 PM
named Sonny
Robot seemed kind of “free-thinking” and emotional.
Robot ran away but was caught later.
Spooner’s boss thought Spooner was a trouble-maker
and robot-hater.
Robot did NOT obey humans and the 3 laws.
Sonny has two brains.
One was not encoded with the 3 laws.
New model of robots could ignore the 3 laws.
Vicky was an AI for US Robotics.
cube-shaped AI display
His home was demolished 12 hours early
Lanning’s home
So fast!
Hiding evidence.
Clearly something was being hidden

Vasanth Prabakar 9:17 PM
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Lee Wright 9:17 PM
Chicago is famous for crime and murder.
suspension bridge
hangs by cables
Robot drew the bridge drawing.
Sonny dreams!
Presentation with Lanning.
Lanning left some verbal clues.
that something was wrong.
ghosts in the code
files
confidential files
Vicky told CEO
that Spooner was digging into files
“Cleaning crew”

Jörgen Olsson 9:20 PM
V.I.K.I.

Lee Wright 9:20 PM
Spooner’s reputation
is a robot-hater
prejudiced, biased
perhaps paranoid and
afraid of robots
Spooner has a robot arm..
very tough and strong
cyborg
bionic man!

Gerard Arbat 9:22 PM
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Lee Wright 9:22 PM
Why does he hate robots?
rescue operation
Robot chose him over a young girl (11%)
Rational
Chose logically.
Saved the higher probability person
t

Vasanth Prabakar 9:23 PM
c

Lee Wright 9:24 PM
Blame the PROGRAMMER!
Guilt
Robots have no “humanity”.

Sergey Kotyukov 9:24 PM
t

Lee Wright 9:24 PM
So he hates them.
just a child

me 9:25 PM
wink

Lee Wright 9:25 PM
Sonny slowly became more “human” over the course of the movie, more “humane”.
the wink
a sense of humor or deception
He learned what a human wink means.
So he adapted and used it appropriately later..
anger
His mother
Large robot transports
To be deployed
for crowd control

Vasanth Prabakar 9:28 PM
swap?

Lee Wright 9:28 PM
Go home for your own safety
People did NOT like taking orders from robots
Spooner and woman got into building to shut down Vicky.
CEO was DEAD.
Oops. Who is the bad guy then?
Vicky!
the AI\

Gerard Arbat 9:29 PM
VIKI

Lee Wright 9:29 PM
Thanks.
Lady faked the death of Sonny.
nanovirus

Jörgen Olsson 9:30 PM
nanintes

Lee Wright 9:30 PM
Killed VIKI with the same nanovirus used to decommission obsolete robots.
Hansel and Gretel fairy tale
left a trail of bread crumbs
hologram was a bread crumb
Sonny was a bread crumb
Lanning created Sonny to kill him.

Gerard Arbat 9:33 PM
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Lee Wright 9:34 PM
Sonny was created to kill Lanning and to breach security.

me 9:34 PM
backdoor

Vasanth Prabakar 9:34 PM
sneaking

Lee Wright 9:34 PM
a way to bypass security

me 9:35 PM
breadcrumbs trail

Vasanth Prabakar 9:36 PM
Lanning saved Spooner’s life once.
I think he operated him and replaced the mechanic arm.

Lee Wright 9:36 PM
depended on a lot of luck
decommission
deactivate
disable
can’t kill an inanimate object
can’t delete a robot
Sonny did NOT want to die.

me 9:38 PM
1. Why did Will Smith say “sugar” while talking to Robertson and he startled for a moment?

Lee Wright 9:38 PM
“Sugar” is a gay term perhaps.
Different trains of thought
between Spooner and CEO
Why so much sugar

me 9:40 PM
2. If their world has been employed with robots, what kind of jobs that human would do for livings?

Lee Wright 9:40 PM
Robot repair
Programmers

me 9:40 PM
carpernter

Lee Wright 9:41 PM
Trouble-shooting and creativity
knowledge-based work, not rule-based
Artistic jobs

me 9:41 PM
replace

Vasanth Prabakar 9:41 PM
in this movie the robots were doing as bartender, caretaker, baby sitter, pet-walker, etc

Lee Wright 9:41 PM
Subtle decisions
t

me 9:44 PM
AI

Lee Wright 9:44 PM
AI paintings
AI music
AI wrote an album for a retired musical band.

me 9:45 PM
3. This movie gives a new meaning to “house arrest”. Can you explain?

Lee Wright 9:46 PM
tracking bracelet
ankle bracelet

me 9:47 PM
4. Explain the significance of the “wink” face gesture in this movie.

Lee Wright 9:48 PM
Sonny’s “humanity” was improving.
more human-like

me 9:48 PM
5. What is the significance of the pencil sketch of the “bridge scene” at the end of the movie?

Lee Wright 9:49 PM
Humans are fallible.
Thus the 3 laws are fallible
because they are programmed and manufactured by humans.

me 9:49 PM
software
hardware

Lee Wright 9:50 PM
Software revisions are easier than hardware revisions.
t

Vasanth Prabakar 9:51 PM
c

Lee Wright 9:51 PM
Overrides

Sergey Kotyukov 9:51 PM
t

Lee Wright 9:51 PM
higher priority directives
Robo-cop is an example.
(honest – ON est)
assembly-line products
SHe is a prototype
One of a kind

me 9:55 PM
5. What is the significance of the pencil sketch of the “bridge scene” at the end of the movie?

Sergey Kotyukov 9:56 PM
q

Lee Wright 9:56 PM
Planet of the
Apes
Planet of the Robots?
Robot coup
energy
nuclear battery

Jörgen Olsson 9:58 PM
Your mic, Sergey

Lee Wright 9:58 PM
No recharging station
An Iron Man power source
Spooner’s mother won a robot in a lottery?
consumerism
Or a con
to get a robot in every home
Sex robot
Alexa
Bixby
Cortana, Siri
Roomba
robot vacuum clearners
Buddy robot
Japan loves robots!
Telephone automated answering machines.

Vasanth Prabakar 10:01 PM
They will miss yelling at the servers/waiters and their reaction. They get bored of a poker face 😀

Lee Wright 10:01 PM
Current Issue: Should robot voices self-identify?
We decide difficult questions before everyone else, so our judgment often sets the standard.
Damn it! We have to copy the Americans…again!
alarm clock
thermostat on wall
CD player
Note his left should was bothering him at the start of the movie
prosthetic
body replacement
sweet
LCD thermostate
thermostat
black people, skull cap or bandana

me 10:08 PM
do-rag

Lee Wright 10:08 PM
stylistic metal shelves
arched doorway
kitchen cabinets
orange juice pitcher
step down

me 10:09 PM
cake cover

Lee Wright 10:09 PM
cake cover
keeps it moist
wooden floor
pans hanging in middle of picture
kitchen
sink
cereal
bowl of cereal
housekeeper
knives by the sink

Jörgen Olsson 10:11 PM
tidy?

Lee Wright 10:11 PM
vintage

Gerard Arbat 10:11 PM
vintage

me 10:11 PM
vintage

Lee Wright 10:11 PM
apron
white apron
first sign that Spooner hates robots
thought it was a purse-snatcher (criminal)
At that point, NO robot had EVER committed a crime!
Korean sign in red?
leather jacket
toboggan (skull cap)
spokes
strong spokes
carbon steel
briefcase
not suitcases
cylinder
hotel sign
poker face
solar panels
?
Lanning’s death
corpse (dead body)
broken leg
glass shards (sharp pieces)
crime scene tape
virutal
virtual
Metal detector?

Vasanth Prabakar 10:17 PM
any virus/bacteria

Lee Wright 10:17 PM
skyscrapers
glass enclosure
body scanner
white lab coat on Lanning?
brown leather shoes
black trench coat
shatterproof glass
tiny granules of glass
framework

Vasanth Prabakar 10:19 PM
semi transparent?

Lee Wright 10:19 PM
safety glass
searching
robot pieces and spare parts
Who threw Lanning out?
Her job is to make robots seem more human.
woman’s business suit
Sonny busting through a roll-up door
Spotlight or search light is on him
a rip or tear
in the metal door

me 10:22 PM
gallooze ? Isn’t a word?

Lee Wright 10:22 PM
stepped through it
scaled the walls like a spider
or bug
they caught him in a net
louver (air exhaust)
garage?
pull-down or roll-up door
Security – human job or robot job
Interrogation room
pictures in front of the robot
beat the table in anger
(ANG ger)
many guards on high alert
metal chairs
robot is tense
assertive
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Jörgen Olsson 10:25 PM
The table was “damaged”

Lee Wright 10:25 PM
body language
coffee shop
hat and coat hanging on a hook
wine glass with olive and swizel stick at upper right (neon light)
robot behind the counter
coat hooks
Captain or Spooner’s boss
sugar, salt
sugar packets
pictures on the wall

Gerard Arbat 10:27 PM
q

Lee Wright 10:28 PM
folded menu

Matta Black 10:28 PM
NoYas
haha
Sorry, I was trying to join and my connection is so slow at this moment.

Lee Wright 10:28 PM
t
Old TV program
called Outer Limits
I Robot

me 10:29 PM
The Outer Limits is a Canadian-American television series that originally aired on Showtime, Syfy and in syndication between 1995 and 2002.

Lee Wright 10:30 PM
The original “I Robot”
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