Machine Of Human Dreams explores how artificial intelligence could one day overtake mankind

According to the A.I. maverick and “transhumanist” Ben Goertzel, humans are “the minimal general intelligence system on this planet at this time…humans are not the end of the line any more than amoebas are the end of the line.” Goertzel is the subject of Roy Cohen’s startling new film, Machine Of Human Dreams, premiering at the Sheffield Doc Fest this weekend. The documentary profiles Goertzel while telling the story of his ongoing attempts to refine “OpenCog,” his Artificial General Intelligence software that models the mind – and that he hopes will be used by robots that are as “smart, creative and kind” as any human. The way that Goertzel explains it in Cohen’s documentary, creating  “walking, talking, smiling, gesturing, humanoid robots” is straightforward enough. All you need to do is…


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