Two sides to The Terminator

The Law of Killer Robots

In line with my last blog, I carried on thinking about different perspectives about AI. One of my favourite subjects when it comes to perspectives of AI is The Terminator.

When we think of a terminator, we think of an unstoppable killing machine. This idea, however, is only true in part of the film franchise. In the first film, where Schwarzenegger’s character has the sole role of tracking down and killing Sarah Conner, it is a killing machine. In the film, this line is really illustrative of this point:

“Listen, and understand! That Terminator is out there! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop… ever, until you are dead!”

But, what nobody seems to remember is that in the second film, the character which Arnold plays isn’t a machine hell-bent…

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