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Saccharine Insanity!

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I've re-written the introduction to this post more than four times. I'm not even sure how to proceed now. You see, I'm not used to dealing with Artificial Intelligence, and to be quite honest, I'm somewhat of an alarmist about it. But more on that later.

Let's start with Artificial Intelligence - what is it exactly? Google defines it as "the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages". Which doesn't sound so bad, and most of the links that come up with the definition have to do with the business benefits of AI.

IndieWire.com put together a great list of the 10 Essential Movies About Artificial Intelligence, which you can read here. They span the cute and fuzzy (a re-telling of Pinocchio's desire to become a real boy) to the absolutely terrifying (machines taking over and exterminating hum…