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Cate Blanchett Stars in “Uncanny Valley” By Alex Prager

Artist Alex Prager explains the film: “I wrote a script about a scientist who creates robots in his lover’s likeness. Their plan is to help society, but it all goes wrong. The scientist decides to destroy the robots, but they kill him and her instead and take off. I���ve been reading a lot about what’s going on in the world of artificial intelligence—the title *Uncanny Valley* refers to the unsettling feeling elicited by humanoid objects—and it’s not such a crazy scenario.”

Released on 9/05/2018

Credit

Starring:

Cate Blanchett

Transcript

00:02
[instrumental music]
00:10
[shutters clacking]
00:25
[buzzer]
00:30
[dramatic music]
00:35
[thumping]
00:51
[car door opening and closing]
00:55
[dramatic music]
01:11
[intense music]
01:40
[Announcer] A series of strange incidents
01:41
at the hardware and software facilities
01:43
sprinkled across eight counties, as well as a surge
01:46
of unexplained chatter in cyber space,
01:47
have authorities perplexed
01:49
and worried about a coming AI crisis.
01:53
[dramatic music]