Sympathy for the Machine

From Curious Archive.

My battery is low, and it’s getting dark.

The saddest piece of art I’ve ever seen is about a robot.

Actually, it is a robot. It’s a mechanical arm by artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu that must continually push a leaking liquid back into its body to function. And here’s the thing — I know, rationally, this art installation is not alive. Like every machine, it is, by definition, something artificial.

And no matter how advanced robots become, they’ll never have… souls. Right?

0:00 Sympathy for the Machine
1:00 The Consciousness Paradox
3:16 Born Without a Soul
5:46 The New Servants?
7:58 The Great Robot Uprising
10:59 Please Use Wisely*
13:08 War Machines
15:49 Can’t Help Myself
17:30 Uncanny Valley
19:20 The Turing Test
21:58 AI and the Future
23:45 What Happens Now?

Media Shown: Star Trek, The Next Generation, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, Metropolis, Able Mable (BBC), Leave it to Rollo, Mass Effect, Neo Tokyo, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Animatrix, The Matrix, The Last Bastion, Termination 2, War Games, The Iron Giant, Pluto, Castle in the Sky, Elysium, Oblivion, I, Robot, Lost in Space, Wall-E, Boston Dynamics, Her, Ex Machina, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Music Used: A New Home (Metro Exodus), The Timefall (Death Stranding), Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven), Your Body Betrays Your Degeneracy (Disco Elysium), Burning Man (World of Goo), Turned Around (Signalis), Main Menu Theme (Metro 2023), Main Theme (Xenoblade Chronicles), Promise (Okami), An End Once and For All (Mass Effect)

♫ Additional Music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio
The Night He Came Home

Robot Ethics By Mark Coeckelbergh
AI Companions:
Turing Test:
Robot Empathy:
Can’t Help Myself:
*Yes I know that’s rendered footage of Curiosity not Opportunity, there is no footage of Opportunity from NASA that I could find