10 Under-the-Radar Movies that Show the Power of Machine Learning

Inclusive AI World: You can love a robot and robots can love you.

With all the advanced Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other Machine Learning techniques, this might soon be possible.


Bicentennial Man Starring Robin Williams, this movie is a drama about how an artificial intelligence-powered life strives to become a human.

The Cyborg is used as a butler for a rich family in the movie and as time progresses, it starts exploring its capabilities beyond just intelligence.

It starts connecting to the youngest member of the family in an emotional manner.

In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity, life, and love.

Here are a few observations from the film relevant to a data scientist: Cognitive Era – the movie takes a leap into the ‘cognitive era’ with machines capable of thinking and taking decisions just like humans Ethics in AI – We must really focus on what is coded into the machines.

Their ability to co-relate is much advanced than us.

To keep the health check of AI intact, it’s important to code the right ethics and cultural values into the machine The intelligent machine in the movie has lived several generations – imagine the amount of knowledge it has gathered over time.

How will we be able to live on par with this intelligence?.A deep question that’s been on my mind since watching this movie.


Ex Machina Taut, fascinating and simply intriguing.

You will love this action-packed machine learning-based movie.

Ex Machina makes strong arguments for both sides of the machine learning equation.

This Sci-fi classic features a 24-year old coder who wins a chance to spend a week with a prodigy programmer, Nathan Issac.

Nathan conducts an experiment to build the world’s first artificial intelligence system into the body of a beautiful girl robot – and then the suspense begins!.This movie triggered my thoughts on – can an advanced machine learning system develop a mind of its own and rival our humanity with something we still can’t see coming?.  5.

Morgan This movie is guaranteed to give you goosebumps.

Morgan took my breath-away innumerable times and if you like the action-horror genre, then you will be spell-bound by this movie.

Lee Weathers is a “risk-management specialist” for genetic-engineering company SynSect.

She arrives at a site hosting its L-9 project, an artificial being with nanotechnology-infused synthetic DNA named Morgan.

Morgan displays incredible capabilities of autonomous decision making and sophisticated emotional responses.

It’s smarter than humans and keeps maturing with its responses.

  A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

— Sh.


Adeh This certainly brings up the case of autonomous vehicles.

Think about it – if a self-driving vehicle crashes into a human – who’s responsible?.The programmers or the vehicle?.There’s no clear answer yet (despite multiple conferences and policies around this).


Automata Automata talks about how the human race is edging out of the world and the machines are stepping in to take over.

Sounds familiar?.But wait till you watch the movie.

The movie starts with solar flares that make the earth surface radioactive, killing humans.

The remaining humans who managed to survive build robots to help them rebuild what they lost.

Jacq works for a robot manufacturing company.

As he works along with robots, he discovers that they start stealing and displaying unethical behavior.

These robots also start influencing Jacq with philosophical talks and ultimately he gives them the nuclear-powered battery they need to build intersection robots.

The climax?.That’s incredibly powerful.


Transcendence Oh, I love this movie.

It touches on a lot of aspects, including AGI and the debate about ethics.

An artificial intelligence system, played by Johnny Depp, starts building an army of cyborg zombies (which are all modeled after himself).

Creating a sentient machine does not go down well with his team.

When extremists try to kill the doctor, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed.

His wife and brother can only watch as Depp’s thirst for knowledge evolves to an omnipresent quest for power, and his loved ones soon realize that it may be impossible to stop him.

That’s certainly a strike against AGI, isn’t it?.  8.

Her This movie showcases a tool closer to the next level of evolution.

‘Her’ refers to an incredible, intelligent and advanced operating system that is designed to keep your life on track.

This movie is a soft and heartwarming story about a programmer.

As a data scientist, it is inspiring to witness such evolutions that are glorifying human life.

Can a programmer fall in love with software?.Well, you gotta figure this out!.Joaquin Pheonix provides another masterful performance in this movie that I’m sure will stand the test of time.

A must-watch!.  9.

Moneyball Moneyball is THE most influential story of the modern sports industry.

It has spawned data-driven revolutions across sports, such as basketball, baseball (on which it is based), American football, and now even football and cricket.

Based on a true story, Moneyball tells the tale of Billy Bean.

He is building Oakland A’s baseball team for the upcoming season.

With less money in hand than his rivals, he resorts to relying on data to drive his decision-making process.

What happens next is worth watching.

This is a mandatory watch for any sports fan, especially anyone interested in sports analytics.

You’ll be trawling through the web looking for advanced sports analytics metrics before the movie finishes!. More details

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