What are the consequences of creating an artificial intelligence?

Watch the sixth episode of our animated Frankenstein series, Reanimation!

Produced in partnership with ASU Center for Science and the Imagination

Reanimation! is a seven-part series created by seven animation teams and 12 scientists, writers, engineers, physicists, and an archaeologist, on the lasting impact of Shelley’s famous work. 

Each episode waxes poetic about different scientific, ethical, and philosophical domains and the lessons we’ve collectively learned from Dr. Frankenstein’s mistakes and triumphs.

What are the implications for humanity when we create intelligence, or try to, in non-human forms? In this episode, Monsters in the Machine, Margaret Wertheim, author and historian of physics and math, discusses the implications of ignoring the ethics of AI. She is joined by Daniel Bear, a Stanford neuroscientist and AI researcher, and Braden Allenby, an engineer and ethicist. Animated by the cheeky Joe Bichard with sound by Skillbard.