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The God Question (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 15 July 2014 (USA)
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A scientist asks an experimental super-intelligent computer the ultimate question: Is there evidence for God, for a spiritual framework to life? To his astonishment, it arrives at an answer.

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Douglas Gordon

Writer:

Stan Freeman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Langsdale Keith Langsdale ... Stephen Kendrick
Jim Lobley Jim Lobley ... Alan Moss
Cate Damon Cate Damon ... Jane Hurst
Frank S. Aronson Frank S. Aronson ... David Kaplan
John Montanari John Montanari ... Voice of van
Edmund Genest Edmund Genest ... Cong. Joe Muller
Emily Peck ... Alicia Coleman
Eliza Greene-Smith Eliza Greene-Smith ... News reporter
Edward Golden Edward Golden ... John Henson
Colin Allen Colin Allen ... Ivan (disguised voice)
Jean Devereux Koester Jean Devereux Koester ... Secretary
Troy David Mercier Troy David Mercier ... Student 1
Sasha Rivera Sasha Rivera ... Student 2
Irene Thornton Irene Thornton ... Woman in lobby
Mark Hildreth Mark Hildreth ... Professor in video
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A startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence at MIT produces the first super-intelligent computer capable of thinking independently, as humans do. With an "IQ" that is incalculable, it is fluent in all languages and able to read a book in a fraction of a second. Stephen Kendrick, who runs a government supercomputer at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, previously taught at MIT and was one of the key code writers for the project. Hearing this, a Yale philosopher, Jane Hurst, suggests the following to him: Feed the computer every book, news article, research paper, and Internet posting - essentially all human knowledge - then ask it the ultimate question. Is there evidence for God, for a spiritual framework to life? "This computer is smarter than any of us, than all of us put together. Maybe it can make a novel interpretation of the human experience, something no one has ever thought of, to say whether the idea of a god makes sense," she says. Kendrick tells her the question... Written by Stan Freeman

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated

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23 January 2020 | by michael-87182See all my reviews

I initially thought this was an actual documentary where researchers had posed this question of an AI supercomputer. When I realized it was a fictional dramatization, I almost stopped watching then. After completing the whole movie, I wished I could have my 90 minutes back.


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15 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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