The article deals with the representation of anthropomorphized robots with AI in fiction, more precisely in film. For this purpose, it is explained how the representation has changed in the last 100 years and links this with social developments. To what extent does reality then influence fiction and vice versa? Are traditional worldviews continued or does fiction allow a glimpse into a “better” future in which the boundaries between human and artificial human are blurred? Can the film dissolve the fear of AI or does it even fuel it through distorted representations of reality? For this purpose, examples of AI are shown in film, which according to surveys by the Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V. have the greatest influence on our perception of AI (Metropolis, Blade Runner, Terminator, Wall: E, Ex Machine, I am Mother, …).
As part of the AI & Us* Convention 2021, Josephine D’Ippolito led the discussion on the representation of AI in film on 11/27/2021.