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I, Robot

Isaac Asimov, his revolutionary robot fiction, and the movies he inspired...

David West

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of I, Robot

I, Robot 1951

Isaac Asimov

The "future history of robotics" 2004

Directed by Alex Proyas
Written by Jeff Vintar and others
Starring Will Smith David West
Engl 381 "The Evitable Conflict" "Little Lost Robot" The Three Laws Asimov's stories:
"Three Laws of Robotics" most important
"bending of the laws"
Dr. Calvin "Little Lost Robot"
modified robots with altered First Law
Sonny has two positronic brains
"Evitable Conflict"
VIKI vs. Supercomputers
"for the good of humanity"; ends justify the means Asimov's Robot Stories:
revolutionary ideas
Why do robots always turn against their creators? Wrapping it all up... Introducing I, Robot: Asimov wanted science and robotics to be viewed in a positive light

inspired new treatment and ideas about robotics and artificial intelligence
Biggest difference was treatment of Robots; "racism" was carried over

Similar characters but modified plot and underlying themes Questions?
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