City gears up for film fest with robots and droids

first_imgBringing a world of artificial intelligence and robots from the canvas of cinema, a three-day Artificial Intelligence Film Festival will be held here from September 17.The festival, being held in collaboration with Cinedarbaar, will show six science-fiction films that bring stories of robots and technology which will be followed by interactive sessions and robotic workshops at the American Center Auditorium (US Embassy) here, read a statement. The Day The Earth Stood Still, which stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Hugh Marlowe, will open the festival with its intriguing storyline about the alien landing and how the people of Earth fight for survival.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The closing film will be Chappie, featuring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel and Hugh Jackman. With a futuristic setting, the film takes cinema-goers to a world where crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanised police force. It narrates the story of a police droid, Chappie, which is stolen and is re-programmed, making him the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. The film highlights measures taken by humans to safeguard their existence. Other films that will be screened are A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Blade Runner and Robocop.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSpeakers are also invited to be part of discussion with the audience after the film’s screening. Bijoy Philip, who is a doctoral scholar at the department of cinema studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, will speak on the history of fictional robots in American cinema on the opening day of the festival.  The entry to the festival is free and is on first-come first-served basis. The entry is open for the general public, but by invitation only.last_img read more

Man Arrested After Crashing Drone at US Open

first_img Punishing forehands, 130-mph serves, an occasional on court temper tantrum – these are things you can expect to see at the U.S. Open.A drone crash, however? While not an expected fixture at the tennis tournament, spectators at the second-round women’s match between Monica Niculescu of Romania and Flavia Pennetta of Italy on Thursday night bore witness to one, the New York Daily News reports.The drone crashed in an empty seating area at the back of the stadium. Luckily, no one was injured.The unmanned aircraft’s alleged pilot Daniel Verley, 26, was arrested early Friday morning. Verley wasn’t even in the stadium – instead, he was piloting the device from “a marina on the opposite side of Citi Field,” a source told the outlet.Pennetta – who won the match 6-1, 6-4 – was understandably unsettled by the crash. It was “a little bit scary, I have to say,” she told the Associated Press. “With everything going on in the world…I thought, ‘OK, it’s over.’ That’s how things happen.”This isn’t the first drone-based drama, nor will it be the last. Earlier this summer a California man was fined after gunning down his neighbor’s drone.Related: 6 Ways Martha Stewart Is Staying Relevant Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free September 4, 2015 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more