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roomjosh OP t1_jdtb07v wrote

Yeah, that is more or less what they tried to convey. I think it gets complicated in the sense the the AI/human-hybrid-thing does use force and deception to get it's way. As an audience we don't know when the AI decided to sacrifice itself or who was in control at any given moment. Reminders of Nietzsche's Superman (Übermensch.)

>"So alien are ye in your souls to what is great, that to you the Superman would be FRIGHTFUL in his goodness!" -Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra

I placed Transcendence between optimistic/cautionary because of what I perceived as romanticism in the film. If the mad scientist inventor was into Marquis de Sade it would be horrific instead of wish fulfillment. The story revolves around one man and his preferences. Its romantic.


fastinguy11 t1_jdtjcf4 wrote

definitely in the good side this a.i was, the story itself was pessimistic though


vernes1978 t1_jduyhfq wrote

So, according to CHATGPT, the AI PINN becomes malevolent, and as a result of this, merges with the mind of Dr. Will Caster.

Like TFenrir, I remember the choice of merging wasn't one made by PINN, but by his Wife.
So, do we tell people like TFenrir they're wrong?
Or fact check the stuff ChatGPT spits out?

I'd put Transcendence under Cautionary Good.
It's where we're unable to accept anything uploaded as the person itself.
Which isn't a problem if it's literately a person controlling a single speaker.
But it becomes a disaster when it's a mindupload with the capacity of growth of an AI.
Unable to accept it's the person but instead an uncaring AI, any growth is seen as a threat.

The Evil AI was always a projection of the observers.