Set in suburban London, the story takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart.
Q & A
Q: Does the “Humans” finale successfully explore the volatile human-AI thematic dangers it created?
The Humans finale hits some of its dramatic elements hard, while washing over others to the point of nullifying their existence.
Q: How does “Humans” make heroes out of its female characters, especially in the Season One finale?
By the time the finale rolls around, Humans has taken a decidedly female-focused approach to its heroics - particularly in regard to the true humans.
Q: How does “Episode 7” of “Humans” pack a lot of late-season character development into the episode?
While it feels as though Humans bit off a tad more than it could chew with character scenes in “Episode 7,” it handled its last-minute dose of character building rather well.
Q: How has “Humans” developed the Elster Synth family members to represent various human personalities?
The Elster Synths in "Humans" each have their own personalities and characteristics that have developed as a result of their interactions with the world.
Q: How did “Humans” Season One, Episode 5 change the status quo for many of its main characters?
With the inevitable human-Synth conflict inching closer, the program is ramping up its narrative and breaking many of its characters away from their unique, established comfort areas where they’ve spent the first four episodes.
Q: How does “Humans” examine the risks of letting machines command our lives’ interpersonal roles?
Humans continues to investigate the consequences of allowing robots to take over interpersonal roles in our everyday lives.
Q: Does “Humans” “Episode Two” suggest we humans are our own worst enemies?
Humans is aptly-titled. Though it's a show prominently directing focus on androids, at its core it's a series that puts humans under the microscope, examining our flaws and tendencies as a species.
Q: How does “Humans” “Episode Two” build upon the drama of its sexy Synths?
Humans speaks to the sexual nature of humanity, and how we design our technologies and ideas around that sexuality.
Q: What questions does “Humans” suggest real humans will have to consider when this level of AI is real?
How will humans handle coexisting with synthetic beings when technology like this exists? That's a question posed by Humans, along with whether or not we'll have time to decide before singularity renders humans obsolete.
Q: How does the “Humans” pilot explore the balance between artificial intelligence and sentience?
Where is the dividing line between technology and sentient life? Humans certainly looks as if it will pose this question and make audiences think about the answer.
Q: Who is involved with AMC’s “Humans?” Why remake a Swedish show for British/USA audiences?
The cast and production team for Humans involves many renowned talents, mostly from England.
Q: How did the actors in “Humans” prepare for their roles as artificial intelligence Synths?
The actors on Humans had to undergo a "synth school," where they studied and perfected the mannerisms for their artificial intelligence characters.
Q: What should “Humans” hope to add to discourse about the relationship between humans and lifelike AI?
If well-written, the show should be able to touch on many powerful themes using its premise: love and authenticity, sentience, slavery and control, freedom and servitude, humanity vs. programming, identity, the value of life, and so on.
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