When Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence was released in 2001 , there was a whole slew of A.I. fansites which appeared on the internet, all inspired by, and dedicated to this one amazing film. Some of the fansites were simple, heartfelt tributes by fans so deeply moved by the film. Others were scholarly, well-researched works that were astonishing in their depth and scope.

Billy Coronel was one such fan who was moved enough to set up a one page website that has since become an important part of the history of A.I.

In the " A.I. : A Visual Analysis " website, Billy Coronel wrote :

I initially started on an essay but I decided that a film like this required a point-by-point discussion. It was also a good way for me to see why I viewed the film the way I did.... This is a work-in-progress for a bigger essay.

I just wanted to have certain points emphasized as this film is so pregnant with meaning. Like 2001: A Space Odyssey, this film really captured my heart and imagination. But this movie, on the other hand, captured my heart a greater deal.

This is Science-Fiction with a very big Heart. Different people can come up with varying interpretations of this film, and I believe that that is the beauty and magic of A.I. It's completely limitless to one's imagination.

 

Billy Coronel's A.I. A Visual Analysis is no longer available at its original site . It would indeed be a great loss to the A.I. community if such an amazing project was lost forever. With this in mind, the ComeAwayOHumanChild A.I. Tribute Site embarked on what was in our mind, an extremely important project, to archive Billy Coronel's A.I. : A Visual Analysis website , which we have faithfully and respectfully recreated using images which fortunately we managed to recover . We are extremely fortunate to be able to host this recreated and archived site. There were 2 images that were missing, but with the help of long time A.I. fans and A.I. experts Pazu and Fair, we were able to come up with replacement images which we feel are as close to Billy Coronel's original vision as possible.

We tried to email Billy Coronel at his old yahoo account , but sadly, our email was returned to us as the account is no longer in use. We really hope to hear from Billy Coronel one day , so Billy, if you read this , do contact us , it would be great to talk to you! We sincerely hope that you approve of our archiving your site as our Tribute to you and to A.I. Artificial Intelligence .

In the meantime, we are proud to present to all A.I. fans the recreated and archived A.I. A Visual Analysis website. Enjoy it !

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This archive was set up on 29th June 2006. The original Billy Coronel's A.I. A Visual Analysis was designed by Billy Coronel © 2002 and this archive faithfully recreated and maintained by www.comeawayohumanchild.net