Documentaries  |    |  November 10, 2017

Friend in the Machine

Runtime 14 minutes

Documentary produced by the University of Cambridge. Runtime 14 minutes.

Can a robot be a true friend? Are we lonely enough to consider relationships with machines? What is companionship and can a machine be a substitute for a human companion? Second in a quartet of short films made with Cambridge University and international experts discussing topical issues within the field of artificial intelligence – Friend in the Machine presents fascinating insights from academia and industry about the world of companion robots and asks what it means to be human in an age of nearly human machines.

Made by Dr Beth Singler (Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmunds College, Cambridge, and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge). Written & Directed by Colin Ramsay & James Uren. A Little Dragon Films Production.