From A.I. Artificial Intelligence
[Professor Hobby gives a speech about the artificial being of the modern age
To create an artificial being has been the dream of man... since the birth of science. Not merely the beginning of the modern age... when our for-bearers astonished the world with the first thinking machines - Primitive monsters that could play chess.
[the group laughs
] How far have we come. The artificial being is a reality... of perfect simulacrum... articulated in limb... articulate in speech... and not lacking in human response.