TV's Artificial Intelligence Obsession
Which A.I. Is Right For You?
Whether you're saving the world or up to no good, TV had an artificial intelligence for you this year. We break them down on a scale from The Jetsons' sweet, neat Rosie to Marvel's terrorizing Ultron.
Janet, The Good Place
For any mundane need, look no further than the ever-cheerful Janet (D'Arcy Carden). She'll use never-ending knowledge about, well, everything to answer your dumbest questions or serve your favorite meal.
The Machine, Person of Interest
Created as a mass surveillance system, The Machine (Amy Acker) — who we can only see in re-runs since the series ended in June — will have your back in a battle against an evil A.I., even if that means shutting down the internet or travelling to outer space. No biggie!
Aida, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Aida (Mallory Jansen) is the Swiss Army knife of A.I.s. She can restart your heart and cast spells from a grimoire that’s too dangerous for mere mortals to handle or surreptitiously replace an agent with android copy.
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) is the best travel buddy, especially if you like to talk (and talk) about dreams. Plus, she isn't afraid to kick ass if plans go awry.
Alie, The 100
Think overpopulation is Earth's biggest problem? So did Alie (Erica Cerra), so she deployed a nuclear apocalypse. (Hopefully, that's not too extreme for you...)