Throwback to a Cult’ Evening in the heart of the matrix

From Matrix to Terminator: artificial intelligence in the eye of the experts

On April 7, 2022, from 8:30 p.m. at La Casemate, the public and experts downloaded themselves to the heart of the matrix for an evening like no other! What do androids dream about? Can a robot cry? Will they ever be able to replace us? Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence? The Cult Evening dissects the great classics of films dealing with Artificial Intelligence and Robots!

Can a robot cry?

From Sonny (I-Robot) to Tarse (Interstellar) via Samantha (Her) or the Matrix, robots and AI alternately resemble us, charm us, humor us, cry or live by our side. True emotions or simple application of patiently programmed instructions? How does an AI work? Can AI be our equal?

Our first expert of the day, Damien Pellier, is Lecturer and Head of the Marvin team, artificial intelligence applied to robotics and intelligent systems, at the Grenoble Information Laboratory (Grenoble Alpes University).

These AI who wish us well

“I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” From controlling a building, a ship or a space base to Iron Man’s armor… VIKI, Mother, Jarvis, HAL don’t always wish us well. Will AIs become autonomous one day? What will happen next? Of the creature or the creator who will have to assume its uses?

Alexandre Bretel, PhD student in ethics of artificial intelligence (Ethics & AI chair – MAI) at the Institute of Philosophy of Grenoble (UGA) and at the Paris 6 Computer Science Laboratory (Paris 6) imagined our life for us ( future) in the middle of AI.

Animations about artificial intelligence in pop culture and beyond

Between the interventions of our two experts, the public tested their knowledge and challenged the machine by participating in quizzes and blind-tests concocted by the team at La Casemate…

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Discover the SF IA/Robot selection from our partner, the O’Merveilles bookstore

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Throwback to a Cult’ Evening in the heart of the matrix

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