Doom Patrol Just Went Full Infinity War in the Best Way Possible

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In a landscape that’s overcrowded with expensively-produced, live-action adaptations of comic books, Doom Patrol stands out in the canny way it picks and chooses some of the best tropes from the genre, tosses them into a blender, and turns them into a strange but smooth mix of human emotional arcs and unhinged,…

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The Gifted’s Season 2 Finale Was a Bloodbath With an Apocalyptic Twist 

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Fox has an odd habit of releasing X-Men projects (The Last Stand, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse come to mind) with plots that don’t exactly live up to their epic-sounding subtitles. With its so-so season finale, The Gifted joined that exclusive club last night. But while the episode—and really, the season as a…

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Mortal Engines’ Peter Jackson on Imagining a New World After an Apocalypse

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The era of the teen dystopian thriller may be a few years old, but the threat of an apocalyptic disaster sometimes feels more timely than ever. Mortal Engines (you can read our review here) is about humankind living in a new type of society after surviving a global catastrophe, only to face the same threats that…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/mortal-engines-peter-jackson-on-imagining-a-new-world-a-1830882411

How We Can Prepare for Catastrophically Dangerous AI—and Why We Can’t Wait

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Artificial intelligence in its current form is mostly harmless, but that’s not going to last. Machines are getting smarter and more capable by the minute, leading to concerns that AI will eventually match, and then exceed, human levels of intelligence—a prospect known as artificial superintelligence (ASI).

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https://gizmodo.com/how-we-can-prepare-now-for-catastrophically-dangerous-a-1830388719