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How Close/Far Are We from “Her” – Movie + AI Panel

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm


The 2013 movie “Her” is a wonderful science fiction movie about AI having evolved to the point of general intelligence, even sentience. There are no robotics in this AI movie—it is all about the powerful but human-like AI capabilities of his “OS.” “Her” is inspiring and thought-provoking but represents a realistically still far away or possibly unattainable. And yet, on November 30, 2022—just 9 years after “Her”—ChatGPT emerged and suddenly everyone was talking about how it mimics conversation, can be trained on more data than any human could ever learn, etc. (Read our short interview with ChatGPT and you’ll see.) Coupled with AI technologies for turning text to voice and vice versa, one could imagine a verbal form of ChatGPT—and being to wonder if “Her” is much closer than we thought!

Join us for a showing of “Her” followed by a Q&A session with AI experts, including natural language processing (NLP). They will answer your questions and will share their perspectives on the state and future of NLP and the possibility of artificial general intelligence (AGI) and sentience. The movie is still thought-provoking, and our panel will help us understand where we are with AI, where AI is headed, and how we might(?) get to “Her” capabilities.


Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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