Kate Mara’s ‘Morgan’ and the 10 best movies about Artificial Intelligence

What cultural or spiritual notions have led to the current fascination with Artificial Intelligence? The idea of a man-made being that eventually surpasses its creator was the subject of at least four movies last year — and comes up again in Morgan, a sci-fi thriller opening Friday. What’s the deal on our fixation with robots? And why are they so often the bad guys? Perhaps stories about robots and Artificial Intelligence reflect our own ideas about consciousness or free will. Or what it means to be human. Maybe A.I. represents one way to see human-like beings behave in inhuman ways — a sort of 21st century puppet show. Then again, humans might well feel like God when they help create a new life form, especially a robotic life form that…


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