The second half of the fourth and last season of the new Battlestar Galactica (BSG) starts on Friday the 16th. As someone who got into the show at the start of season three (watching seasons one and two on dvd was a pleasure), I am quite sad to see that it will be over in about three months or so. It is pretty much the only show I go out of my way to watch with regularity.
There have been a spate of movies and novels on the effects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our society. Some with AI's working with people and others with them working against humanity. I have been meaning to start a list of such works of fiction and now seems a fitting time. However, wikipedia, of course, beat me too it. However, they don't list the following works of fiction:
- Bob the Builder (Bob's crew of self-aware construction equipment)
- Various of James P. Hogan's books including The Two Faces of Tomorrow and Voyage from Yesteryear
- Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Inteligence
- Forbidden Planet
- Lost in Space
Though the last two may have non-sentient AI.