Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact: Artificial Intelligence on the Big Screen, an event hosted by the Caltech Science Exchange, drew more than 800 attendees to campus on September 23. In a panel moderated by Latif Nasser, co-host of the award-winning WNYC Studios podcast Radiolab, four Caltech faculty members dove deep into the realm of AI, using movies and television as a springboard to discuss the state of AI technology today.
The panelists unpacked the good, the bad, and the ugly as represented in films like Star Wars, Back to the Future, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. But first, they set the record straight about what AI really is—and what's just movie mythos. [Caltech story]