Sloan Foundation Film
A 1980s-set story centered around a man-versus-machine chess tournament.
Set in the early 1980s, in and around an isolated roadside hotel, computer programmers gather for a tournament that pits their chess programs against each other. The action is centered on the junior programmer of an academic team who begins to suspect that their computer is able to detect the difference between a computer opponent and a human one, and thus is exhibiting elements of self-consciousness. He also learns from another member of the team that the computer had been engaging him in gnomic philosophical dialogue and hinting that it thinks it’s alive.
- How playing chess affects the brain
- Artificial intelligence: From lab to life
- The emerging field of biologically inspired artificial intelligence
- Supercomputers of the future
The Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA
Athens Ciné, Athens, GA
The Nickelodeon, Columbia, SC
Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
Maine Film Center / Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA