In 'M3GAN,' a high-tech doll gets programmed to k1ll : Pop Culture Happy Hour In the new movie M3GAN, an orphaned 8-year-old girl is given a lifelike interactive doll. The doll in question was designed by roboticist Gemma (Allison Williams) and is programmed with artificial intelligence that allows her to learn, evolve and possibly commit murder. The movie is a cautionary tale about AI, a killer-doll flick, and the source of some truly creepy memes.

In 'M3GAN,' a high-tech doll gets programmed to k1ll

In 'M3GAN,' a high-tech doll gets programmed to k1ll

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Violet McGraw and Allison Williams star in M3GAN. Geoffrey Short/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Violet McGraw and Allison Williams star in M3GAN.

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In the new movie M3GAN, an orphaned 8-year-old girl is given a lifelike interactive doll. The doll in question was designed by roboticist Gemma (Allison Williams) and is programmed with artificial intelligence that allows her to learn, evolve and possibly commit murder. The movie is a cautionary tale about AI, a killer-doll flick and the source of some truly creepy memes.