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Terminator 2: Judgment Day – Fiction & Science

A terminator is sent from the future to kill John Connor, the leader of the future resistance. With Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Introduced by professor Guszti Eiben

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

American director James Cameron has proved countless times that he can bring top-notch spectacle to the screen like no other. Take 1984's The Terminator and its 1991 sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, films that pair apocalyptic science fiction with dazzling action. Both films star Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

In the future, machines have taken over power. Their goal: to destroy humanity. But there is resistance, led by John Connor. In the first film, they sent a terminator to the past to kill Sarah Connor, John's mother, before John was born. That failed. Years later, they send another terminator, a new model made of liquid metal, one that is virtually indestructible. Aiming to eliminate John, who is then an adolescent. However, the future John also sends a terminator, a modified old model, to protect his younger self. An intense battle ignites.

Guszti Eiben is a full professor of Artificial Intelligence at the VU, leading the Computational Intelligence Group. Taking an evolutionary computing approach to AI, he is pursuing the fundamental insight that since evolution produces intelligence, artificial evolution could bring about artificial intelligence. Lately he is most active in the field of evolutionary robotics.