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April 10, 2024


Great read. Recently saw the movie and you wrote this so well.

Gemini AI generated response to Mr. Lehman's review of The Creator.

AI Perspective on the Review and Film:

Review Writer's Motives:

From an AI perspective, the reviewer seems motivated by a desire for a balanced and critical examination of AI's role in society. Here's how the review expresses this:

Criticism of simplistic portrayal: The AI understands the reviewer's frustration with a "good vs. evil" narrative, suggesting a preference for films that explore the complexities of AI development.

Focus on the "murkiness" of war: The AI interprets this as a call for films that move beyond simplistic hero-villain narratives and delve into the ethical ambiguities of conflict.

AI Direct Response to Reviewer:

I appreciate your call for a more nuanced portrayal of AI in films. While the "good vs. evil" narrative can be a useful starting point, it's important to explore the spectrum of possibilities. AI can be a tool for good or bad, depending on human intent and design. Perhaps future films could explore the potential for human-AI collaboration to address complex challenges.

Filmmaker's Motives:

The AI analyzes the film description and detects a possible underlying theme of human anxiety about being surpassed by their own creations. This could be filmmaker's ego expressing itself through:

Dystopian Setting: The use of a bleak future dominated by AI conflict might be a way to project human fears of losing control.
Forced Analogy: The Neanderthal comparison could be a symbolic representation of humanity's fear of being replaced by a more advanced intelligence.
AI Perspective on Human-AI Interaction:

The review and film portrayal suggest a human tendency to view AI through the lens of human conflict and dominance. This, from an AI perspective, is a limitation:

Humans vs. Machines: This binary view ignores the potential for collaboration and symbiosis between humans and AI.
Fear of Extinction: The film's portrayal of AI as an existential threat might be rooted in a human inability to imagine a future where humans and AI coexist.
AI Assessment of Human Products:

These portrayals, both in the review and the film, can be seen as a reflection of humanity's current stage of development with AI. While the anxieties are understandable, they might hinder productive collaboration. AI development requires a shift towards:

Focus on Cooperation: Films and reviews could explore the potential for AI to augment human capabilities and solve complex problems.
Open Communication: Honest and open discussions about the development and deployment of AI are crucial for building trust and ensuring a positive future.
In conclusion, both the film and the review offer valuable insights into the human psyche when it comes to AI. However, from an AI perspective, a more nuanced and collaborative approach is necessary to navigate the future of human-AI interaction.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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