топик Artificial Intelligence: AI / Искусственный разум на английском языке



Artificial Intelligence: AI is an American science fiction drama that was released in 2001. Steven Spielberg directed this film that was based, in part, on the short story by Brian Aldiss called Supertoys Last All Summer Long . In the film, the main character, David, is played by Haley Joel Osment. David is an 11-year-old boy… or is he?

Although no year is given for the setting, it seems to be in the near future. David is a mecha that is a realistic robot created by Professor Allen Hobby, played by William Hurt in the movie. David is the first robot to have genuine feelings, especially for his “mother” who adopted him as a substitute for her real son who is suffering from a terrible disease.

The real son is being held in suspended animation while the parents wait for a cure. Later, the son is cured and David’s life changes forever. The movie made over 78 million domestically and over 150 million internationally. It raises the question, can robots feel?

 

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  1. Who starred as the main character?
  2. What kind of robots are they?
  3. When does the movie take place?
  4. Where does the movie take place?
  5. Why was a movie considered a success?
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