Dr. Tim J. Lebestky
Associate Professor of Biology, Chair of Neuroscience Program, Williams Collegeand
Dr. Christophe A. Koné
Associate Professor of German, Director of Oakley Center for Humanities & Social Sciences; Faculty Fellow of the Davis Center and the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Williams College
I'm Your Man— A.I.: The Stepford Man
Is it okay for technology to be designed to give humans exactly what we want? In what ways might that “ruin us” for human relationships?
All four films in our A.I. series have some throughlines with each other that will call forward and backward week-to-week, comparing and contrasting evolving genre tropes and thematic variations.
In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment: for three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot, created to make her happy.
Alma (Maren Eggert) is a scientist coerced into participating in an extraordinary study in order to obtain research funds for her work. For three weeks, she must live with a humanoid robot tailored to her character and needs, whose artificial intelligence is designed to be the perfect life partner for her. Enter Tom (Dan Stevens), a machine in human form created solely to make her happy. A playfully romantic tale, I’M YOUR MAN questions what love and longing really mean in the modern age.
Photo credit: Bleecker Street