Enzian and University of Central Florida partner for second installment of Science on Screen
Enzian Theater and University of Central Florida partner for second installment of
Science on Screen Program
Enzian Theater has been named as a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen series.
Science on Screen pairs film screenings with lively discussions by science and technology experts. Each film serves as a jumping off point for the speaker to explore a related science or technology topic in a way that engages popular culture audiences.
As one of 20 independent theaters across the country to receive this grant, Enzian will present a series of films to take advantage of scientific resources in Central Florida.
The second installment of this series is programmed with a special screening of A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE preceded by a discussion led by Dr. Kenneth Stanley of the University of Central Florida on the present state of the field of artificial intelligence.
A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | Saturday, January 18, 12:00 PM
USA, 2001, In English, 146 min, Rated PG-13, Directed by Steven Spielberg
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become “real” so that he can regain the love of his human mother. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Haley Joel Osment, Frances O’Connor , Jude Law, and William Hurt.
The movie will be preceded by a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Stanley of the University of Central Florida on the present state of the field of artificial intelligence (AI), as well as on real AI research from his own lab at UCF here in Orlando. In fact, while the “neurone sequencing technology” briefly mentioned in the film is fictional, Dr. Stanley’s lab investigates real artificial neural networks (as well as evolutionary computation), which he will illustrate through several audience-friendly examples. As an inventor of the widely-used NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies (NEAT) algorithm for evolving large-scale artificial neural networks, Dr. Stanley can provide a unique introduction to the fictional world of AI in the future through his experience in the real world of AI today, 12 years after the movie’s initial debut. Dr. Stanley has also agreed to hold a Q&A session after the conclusion of the film for those interested in further discussion.
WHERE: Enzian Theater, 1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
TICKETS: $8 General Admission | $5 for Enzian Film Society Members
INFO: Enzian is Central Florida’s only full-time, not-for-profit cinema for first-run independent and international film, classic revivals, documentary features, and select family entertainment. Enzian, a member-supported organization serving the community for more than 28 years, is home to the Florida Film Festival and Eden Bar. For additional information, visit Enzian.org or call general information at (407) 629-1088.