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Machine of Human Dreams (2016)

Machine of Human Dreams

A.I. guru Ben Goertzel grew up in a hippie community during the Vietnam War. Inspired by
science fiction, he imagined a perfect rational world that would transcend the violence of
1970s’ America. Since then, Ben has dedicated his life to developing OpenCog, a software that
models the human mind. If Ben’s design works, OpenCog will become a human-like general
intelligence. But for OpenCog to work, it needs a body.

Shot over the course of 2 years, this film follows Ben’s attempts to create an OpenCog
prototype in Hong Kong. But pursuing a dream of this scale is an arduous task. As difficulties
pile up, people from Ben’s past cast doubt over his ability to deliver the drea

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