Plug and Pray

20101 hr, 31 mins

An exploration into the preternatural, and sometimes grotesque, future of advanced computer life. We are invited into the laboratories and minds of technological experts from around the world as they realize the future: the creation of machines that are equal to their human creators.

Joseph Weizenbaum, a pioneer of artificial intelligence and creator of the Eliza speech program, critically questions the scientific faith in technological supremacy and the notion of "plug and play." Weizenbaum notes that you plug it in and it all works, or sometimes it does not.