Can AI Create an Everlasting Love? 

Can AI Create an Everlasting Love? 

In some movies, the quest for immortality is about escaping death. But the new Sundance documentary “Love Machina” is a different take. For Dr. Martine and Bina Rothblatt, the couple at the heart of the film, it’s about prolonging love. 

“There’s an energy when Martine and Bina walk in a room. You feel it… and it’s kind of electric,” says Peter Sillen, director and producer of “Love Machina.” “With this film, it’s interesting to see people who are very cognizant of their relationship as stronger together than apart and how that forges and solidifies their resolve to accomplish great things.” 

Like digital immortality: The documentary focuses on their journey to build Bina48, an AI humanoid robot based on an extensive “mindfile” of human Bina’s memories and thought patterns. 

“Martine said the idea of just being born and living and dying is going to be thought of as really old school one day,” says Sillen, “People are going to be around in different iterations for a long time after they’re gone.”

We spoke with Sillen to learn how he captured the evolution of their extraordinary story and how Dropbox helped him organize his workflow from start to finish.

Bina Rothblatt and Martine Rothblatt appear in “Love Machina” by Peter Sillen, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

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