February 21, 2020
Writing humans is hard but writing artificial intelligence presents a whole new set of hoops to jump through.
We’ve already passed the original year from Blade Runner (2019), and while we live in a dystopia, we don’t have flying cars or robots posing as humans. Although, I get a lot of bot replies on Twitter, so maybe we’re coming close.
Humans have always been fascinated by science fiction. As technology gets better and better, we see great leaps in where our imaginations can take us. It’s not all aliens and time machines, but sometimes we even get nuanced looks at what makes us human, in the eyes of machines.
I’m talking about artificial intelligence.
Or the robots, computers, and mechanized life-forces created by humans to be…well…human.
Today I want to go over some challenges of writing artificial intelligence and things you should confront to make your screenplays deeper and more satisfying.
But first, check out this video from Richard DeZerga and let’s talk after the jump.