Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Analysis

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron’s plot consists of a group of super-humans, “The Avengers,” who together destroy villains and are idolized as heroes. Over the course of the screenplay, “Iron Man”, an Avenger, creates an artificially intelligent, computerized system whose purpose is to rid the world of evil. Becoming intrigued as one of the smartest and most prestigious men in the world, Iron Man sees it fit to further innovate the system. Soon the artificial intelligence tries to exterminate the human race and start anew because the software detects evil and impurity in every living thing on Earth. The computer almost led to the world’s demise. While this Hollywood rendition of AI (artificial intelligence) is one of comic books and imagination, …show more content…
Bird flu and SARS also send shivers down my spine. But I’ll tell you what scares me the most: artificial intelligence. The first three with enough resources, humans can stop. The last, which humans are creating, could soon become unstoppable,” expresses New York Times reporter Nick Bolton. What society doesn’t see is the closeness of the future. In the same article Bolton goes on, “In the beginning the glitches will be small but eventful. Maybe a rogue computer momentarily derails the stock market causing billions in damage. Or a driverless car freezes on the highway because a software update goes awry.” However what happens when a blameless, driverless car kills a group of innocent pedestrians? How will society beat artificial intelligent supercomputers when we cannot come out victorious against them in a simple video game? Will humankind accept when these self-replicating robots devised to battle cancer, kill all those prone to the disease? In the futuristic short story “Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin, readers find computers to have no emotion, no conscience. This inconsideration could be problematic, if computers were to ever be need to make an emotionally charger decision. If artificial intelligence is furthered, the world may come to lack compassion, mimicking AI. Bolton says, “The first, more near future, is that we are staring to create machines that can make decisions like human begins, but these machines don’t have morality and likely never will.” Scientists and futurists that are for artificial intelligence argue that the machines will be programmed with morals, which may very well occur; however, whose morals would the computers be given? Bonnie Docherty, a lecturer on law at Harvard University and a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch said, “The race to build autonomous weapons with AI—which is already underway—is reminiscent of the early days of the race to build nuclear weapons, and treaties

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