It’s hard to believe that a film from 1970 could get so much about AI so right, but ‘Colossus: The Forbin Project’ does exactly that. I won’t reveal any spoilers, but its exploration of issues related to alignment and emergent behaviors was prescient. It’s also a really entertaining film, albeit a bit dark.

DALL·E 3 illustration of Colossus: The Forbin Project

I fed the plot to ChatGPT and asked it to create the image above. It seemed like the appropriate thing to do. You can stream Colossus: The Forbin Project for free at the Internet Archive.