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“As the internet of things begins to rise, and our homes become more networked, the need for this thing that’s more intelligent than we thought it was becomes possible. That’s where AI is beginning to creep into everyday life, behind the scenes,” says Peter Rubin, senior editor at Wired magazine.
Rubin points to examples like a Jawbone device that measures REM sleep and will one day communicate with thermometers in our homes to calibrate sleep temperatures. All the benign systems whose purpose is to get to know us…
Rubin says a film like “Her” underscores the narrative possibilities for AI, taking it out of a sci-fi context and using it to serve a wider audience.
“… the need people had for AI was to create the illusion of romantic attachment. That’s when it’s no longer a movie, it’s a mirror.”