Five humanoid female robots like the star of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Feb 6th, 2019 Action, Science Fiction Jedd Jong 18 min read

Alita: Battle Angel, the long-awaited adaptation of the manga Battle Angel Alita aka Gunnm, finally hits theatres this February. James Cameron of Titanic and Avatar fame laboured over this film through most of the 90s, eventually passing the position of director to Robert Rodriguez of Sin City and Spy Kids. That comes in handy because the title character is the computer-generated robot girl Alita. Actress Rosa…

The Guardian in Terminator: Genisys. (Universal Pictures)

6 everyday devices that could kill us if they were sentient

Jun 23rd, 2015 Action Marcus Goh 7 min read

The world of Terminator exists thanks to Skynet (an artificial intelligence system designed for America’s nuclear weapons arsenal) gaining sentience. But we humans are such fragile beings that there are devices much less threatening than a nuclear missile that could destroy us if they gained sentience. And with artificial intelligence in almost every electronic device we own, and 1997 (the fictional date when Skynet gained sentience,…