In the 2014 Oscar nominated film “Her,” a writer falls for his highly advanced operating system. The film is rosy compared to typical Hollywood movies about Artificial Intelligence like "Terminator" or "I-Robot". These films depict violent clashes between technology and humanity.
James Barrat, author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era,” thinks the second movie scenario is more likely. But he notes there’s a major flaw with the hostile fictional portrayal of A.I.. On the silver screen humans always win, but in reality A.I. could be what destroys mankind.
Barrat told Current State’s Emanuele Berry that he wrote the book to share the idea that Artificial Intelligence is a dual use technology.