There have always been ghosts in the machine
Dr. Alfred Lanning:
There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light? Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone? How do we explain this behavior? Random segments of code? Or is it something more? When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness? When does a difference engine become the search for truth? When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote... of a soul?
Ever since the first computers ...
there have always been ghosts
in the machine.
Random segments of code
that have grouped together ...
to form unexpected protocols.
What might be called behavior.
these free radicals ...
of free will, creativity ...
even the nature
of what we might call the soul.
in a robot's brain ...
when it ceases to be useful?
Why is it that robots -
Robots will seek out each other
rather than stand alone.
How do we explain this behavior?
Look. I understand you've experienced a loss,
but this relationship just can't work.
I mean, you're a cat, I'm black
and I'm not going to be hurt again.
Clip duration: 140 seconds
Movie: I, Robot
Genres: action, drama, sci-fi, thriller
Summary: In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.