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79A peer-reviewed electronic journal published by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging TechnologiesISSN 1541-009924(2) –September2014Film Review: TranscendenceSeth D. BaumGlobal Catastrophic Risk [email protected] of Evolution and Technology-Vol. 24 Issue 2 –September 2014 -pgs 79-84Is it possible to create an artificial mind? Can a human or other biological mind be uploaded into computerhardware? Should these sorts of artificial intelligences be created, and under what circumstances? Would the AIs make the world better off? These and other deep but timely questions are raised bythe recent film Transcendence(dir. Wally Pfister, 2014).In this review, I will discuss some of thequestions raised by the film and show their importance to real-world decision making about AI and other risks. Reader, be warned: This review gives away much of the film’s plot, though it also suggests ideas to keep in mind when watching.Transcendencecenters around AI researchers Evelyn and Wil...