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Indulge in androids; see doctors make mistakes

Robotic host Bernard (Jeffrey Wright, above) gazes in horror at one of the park’s creations in Westworld. PHOTO: HBO

If you enjoyed the first season of Westworld mainly as an action-adventure, Season 2 of HBO's epic drama - about an amusement park filled with androids designed to indulge humans' darkest impulses - will not disappoint.

But if you geeked out more over its ruminations on artificial intelligence, free will and the boundaries of humanity, Season 2 may flatter to deceive, just like the first.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2018, with the headline 'Indulge in androids; see doctors make mistakes'. Subscribe