iMom short is an eerie look into the scary future of artificial intelligence

If you have seen films like Ex Machina or iRobot, there is probably a part of you that fears the continued advances of artificial intelligence. A short 13-minute film titled “iMom” will bring those fears to new heights. [embedded content]The short was directed by Ariel Martin and uploaded to video sharing service Vimeo on Monday.The pint-sized film starts with a mom struggling to connect with her bullied child before handing him off to her iMom, or robot nanny. A storm rolls in and the power shuts off, casting the rest of the scene in darkness. It’s just a robot, a young boy, and a baby. Everything about the video is neatly edited, well acted, and thoroughly disturbing. Martin decided to use a commercial for the iMom throughout the piece to provide relief from…


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