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Looking back on 90 years of AI in the movies

Written by Nick Dinsmoor

August 9, 2019

Looking back on 90 years of AI in the movies

Pop quiz! What was the first film to feature AI?

If you guessed Metropolis, a 1927 German expressionist film, you get a gold star!

Over the past nine decades, classic pop culture films ranging from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Alien, have shaped our collective worldview of humanity’s relationship with AI. However, it wasn’t until the 1980s with movies like Back to the Future and Blade Runner that AI became commonplace in film. Take a look at this roundup of the best and worst (ahem… Transformers) examples of AI on the silver screen.

FILM IMATATES LIFE

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