Friend in the Machine (2017)
Can a robot be a true friend? Are we lonely enough to consider relationships with machines? What is companionship and can a machine be a substitute for a human companion? Second in a quartet of short documentary films made made by Dr Beth Singler, produced and directed by DragonLight Films, and with funding from the Faraday Institute, the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, the Economic and Social Research Council, and ARM.