Gender and emotion examined in artificial intelligence tale ‘Morgan’

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The struggle to replicate human emotion in artificial intelligence is often explored in movies, but what happens when an artificial being is too emotional? “Morgan,” out in theaters on Friday, is set in a near future reality where a group of scientists from a corporate AI company breed a synthetic baby. Aged 5 but growing faster than a human child, Morgan, played by 20-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy, looks like female teenager and is a highly intelligent being with outbursts of deadly anger. When Morgan is told by her human minder that she is no longer allowed outdoors and instead must stay in a caged underground room where she is constantly observed, she stabs her in the eye. In comes the immaculately groomed corporate agent…


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