Recent years have shown that Human intelligence has been very lacking to us. It is an insult to the term intelligence to call it intelligence. Does this sentence make sense? I don’t know – I’m getting dumber just being with you all.
Maybe artificial intelligence is the answer, even if the movies of blade runner at The matrix at Ex-Machina have served mixed results for mankind. Here are seven AI-focused TV series that also don’t offer easy solutions to the human problem, but at least you’ll be distracted from your self while streaming them.
Westworld (Seasons 1 to 4, HBO Max)
A Wild West-themed amusement park populated by realistic android “hosts” to cater to your every sick human whim: spit on them, kill them, do whatever you want. They are just robots. When they become sentient and escape into the real world, Westworld morphs into something far more complex than his robo-cowboy origin. Trust the science…until it comes for you.
Humans (Seasons 1 to 3, First video)
In the near (and very British) future, ‘Synths’ (human-like androids) are everyday household accessories, such as microwaves, dishwashers and the Martha Stewart Collection Artisanal Bong™. Humans is less fantastic than Westworld but equally psychological, an android self-awareness thriller that is also emotionally raw. It’s a sci-fi soap opera, made better.
strange town (Season 1, Youtube)
Before producing a blurred area restarting the TV, Jordan Pele co-created strange town, a forward-looking anthology for YouTube Premium (yes, that’s a thing). The AI-driven town of Weird City is split into two: Above the Line (rich people) and Below the Line (poor people). strange town is smart, funny and, uh, weirdwith some hot shots at Woke Culture – too bad it’s not on a real streamer.
person of interest (Seasons 1-5, HBO Max)
High-concept and dense plot, person of interest somehow aired 103 episodes on CBS (!). Billionaire computer genius Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) creates an artificial intelligence program that analyzes all electronic communications, literally all of them, to predict crimes before they happen. It’s digital Batman. person of interest is a deep dive into technology, morality and the limits of Jim Caviezel“to play”.
Next (Season 1, Youtube)
ITUC: Cyber set the bar for silly cybercrime dramas, and Next (Where Nextbut i don’t play this) erased it in two episodes before being canceled by Fox in 2020. A rogue, fast-moving AI program is on the loose on the internet, and only the company’s former CEO who created it (John Slatery) can stop it, if a degenerative brain disease doesn’t kill it first. Yeah, Next is extra.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Seasons 1–2, Hulu)
Set four years later Terminator 2, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles finds Sarah and her son John (Thomas Decker) always on the run when another one Terminator (Glau of summer) arrives from 2029, and the trio travels back in time from 1996 to 2007… phew. TSCC was a sharp, action-packed sci-fi series that could have spanned multiple seasons, but Fox canned it after just two.
RoboCop: Main Guidelines (Season 1, Freevee)
A RoboCop A television series that retains the snark and violence of the glorious original film? I would buy it for a dollar. Canadian series RoboCop: Main Guidelines is set 13 years after the film franchise, and RoboCop is now considered dated and useless as an iPhone 4. But, when an OCP executive assassinates its board of directors and unleashes a nefarious AI on Delta City (formerly Detroit) ,Roboy action! Hey, the real Detroit has seen worse.
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