artificial intelligence

Yui from Sword Art Online

Yui (voiced by Ito Kanae and Stephanie Sheh) a supporting character in the anime series Sword Art Online. An A.I. designed to help monitor the mental health of users, Yui is adopted by Kirito and Asuna when they mistake her for a child-aged player lost in the game.  Yui has two primary costumes, a simple white dress with a bow around the middle, and a more complicated pixie-inspired outfit when she is fulfilling navigation duties in ALfheim Online.  Purchasing the pink cosplay dress can be pricey, and doesn’t come with the necessary accessories, so altering a medieval-inspired dress with an asymmetrical hem by removing the sleeves can help evoke the same look, if you’re willing to be a little crafty.  Similarly, stretchy pink bracelets can be worn to mimic Yui’s anklets.

Theodore Twombly

In Spike Jonze’s film Her, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely man who, after buying an operating system with artificial intelligence, starts falling in love with it. While the technology is futuristic, the large glasses and high-waisted pants are a throwback. Also worth a look is the Her collection from Opening Ceremony in collab with director Spike Jonze.

Agent Smith

In The Matrix trilogy, Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) is an artificial intelligence program tasked with keeping order within the matrix. As an agent, he possesses superhuman speed and strength. But he also has weaknesses, including a bad temper and the inability to dodge bullets shot from a certain distance.

David 8

In Prometheus, David 8 (Michael Fassbender) is a next generation robot from Weyland Industries capable of simulating human emotion. On the upside, he enjoys the film Lawrence of the Arabia; on the downside, he develops an ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy.

Sam Bell

In Moon, Sam Bell (played by Sam Rockwell) is at the end of his 3-year stint supervising a mining operations alone on the dark side of the moon. His only companion has been a computer named GERTY, until he starts seeing visions of “other” humans…