In computer science, artificial intelligence, sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals. Computer science defines AI research as the study of "intelligent agents": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of achieving its goals. Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is used to describe machines that mimic "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as "learning" and "problem solving"; as machines become capable, tasks considered to require "intelligence" are removed from the definition of AI, a phenomenon known as the AI effect. A quip in Tesler's Theorem says "AI is whatever hasn't been done yet." For instance, optical character recognition is excluded from things considered to be AI, having become a routine technology. Modern machine capabilities classified as AI include understanding human speech, competing at the highest level in strategic game systems, autonomously operating cars, intelligent routing in content delivery networks and military simulations.
Artificial intelligence can be classified into three different types of systems: analytical, human-inspired, humanized artificial intelligence. Analytical AI has only characteristics consistent with cognitive intelligence. Human-inspired AI has elements from emotional intelligence. Humanized AI shows characteristics of all types of competencies, is able to be self-conscious and is self-aware in interactions with others. Artificial intelligence was founded as an academic discipline in 1956, in the years since has experienced several waves of optimism, followed by disappointment and the loss of funding, followed by new approaches and renewed funding. For most of its history, AI research has been divided into subfields that fail to communicate with each other; these sub-fields are based on technical considerations, such as particular goals, the use of particular tools, or deep philosophical differences. Subfields have been based on social factors; the traditional problems of AI research include reasoning, knowledge representation, learning, natural language processing and the ability to move and manipulate objects.
General intelligence is among the field's long-term goals. Approaches include statistical methods, computational intelligence, traditional symbolic AI. Many tools are used in AI, including versions of search and mathematical optimization, artificial neural networks, methods based on statistics and economics; the AI field draws upon computer science, information engineering, psychology, linguistics and many other fields. The field was founded on the claim that human intelligence "can be so described that a machine can be made to simulate it"; this raises philosophical arguments about the nature of the mind and the ethics of creating artificial beings endowed with human-like intelligence which are issues that have been explored by myth and philosophy since antiquity. Some people consider AI to be a danger to humanity if it progresses unabated. Others believe that AI, unlike previous technological revolutions, will create a risk of mass unemployment. In the twenty-first century, AI techniques have experienced a resurgence following concurrent advances in computer power, large amounts of data, theoretical understanding.
Thought-capable artificial beings appeared as storytelling devices in antiquity, have been common in fiction, as in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or Karel Čapek's R. U. R.. These characters and their fates raised many of the same issues now discussed in the ethics of artificial intelligence; the study of mechanical or "formal" reasoning began with philosophers and mathematicians in antiquity. The study of mathematical logic led directly to Alan Turing's theory of computation, which suggested that a machine, by shuffling symbols as simple as "0" and "1", could simulate any conceivable act of mathematical deduction; this insight, that digital computers can simulate any process of formal reasoning, is known as the Church–Turing thesis. Along with concurrent discoveries in neurobiology, information theory and cybernetics, this led researchers to consider the possibility of building an electronic brain. Turing proposed that "if a human could not distinguish between responses from a machine and a human, the machine could be considered "intelligent".
The first work, now recognized as AI was McCullouch and Pitts' 1943 formal design for Turing-complete "artificial neurons". The field of AI research was born at a workshop at Dartmouth College in 1956. Attendees Allen Newell, Herbert Simon, John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky and Arthur Samuel became the founders and leaders of AI research, they and their students produced programs that the press described as "astonishing": computers were learning checkers strategies (and by 1959 were playing better than the average human
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border, its capital is Ottawa, its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra, its population is urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons. Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century and French expeditions explored, settled, along the Atlantic coast.
As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces; this began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with Elizabeth II as its queen and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the federal cabinet and head of government; the country is a realm within the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophonie and bilingual at the federal level. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, education.
It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Canada's long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. A developed country, Canada has the sixteenth-highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the twelfth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index, its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7, the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. While a variety of theories have been postulated for the etymological origins of Canada, the name is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement".
In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. Cartier used the word Canada to refer not only to that particular village but to the entire area subject to Donnacona. From the 16th to the early 18th century "Canada" referred to the part of New France that lay along the Saint Lawrence River. In 1791, the area became two British colonies called Upper Canada and Lower Canada collectively named the Canadas. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the legal name for the new country at the London Conference, the word Dominion was conferred as the country's title. By the 1950s, the term Dominion of Canada was no longer used by the United Kingdom, which considered Canada a "Realm of the Commonwealth"; the government of Louis St. Laurent ended the practice of using'Dominion' in the Statutes of Canada in 1951. In 1982, the passage of the Canada Act, bringing the Constitution of Canada under Canadian control, referred only to Canada, that year the name of the national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day.
The term Dominion was used to distinguish the federal government from the provinces, though after the Second World War the term federal had replaced dominion. Indigenous peoples in present-day Canada include the First Nations, Métis, the last being a mixed-blood people who originated in the mid-17th century when First Nations and Inuit people married European settlers; the term "Aboriginal" as a collective noun is a specific term of art used in some legal documents, including the Constitution Act 1982. The first inhabitants of North America are hypothesized to have migrated from Siberia by way of the Bering land bridge and arrived at least 14,000 years ago; the Paleo-Indian archeological sites at Old Crow Flats and Bluefish Caves are two of the oldest sites of human habitation in Canada. The characteristics of Canadian indigenous societies included permanent settlements, complex societal hierarchies, trading networks; some of these cultures had collapsed by the time European explorers arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries and have only been discovered through archeological investigations.
The indigenous population at the time of the first European settlements is estimated to have been between 200,000
RoboCop is a fictional robotically enhanced Detroit police officer designated as OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001, is the main protagonist in the film series of the same name. The character begins as a human Detroit Police Officer named Alexander James "Alex" Murphy, killed in the line of duty by a vicious crime gang. Subsequently, Murphy is transformed into the cyborg entity RoboCop by the megacorporation, Omni Consumer Products, he is referred to as Robo by creators Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner in their original screenplay. Edward Neumeier's script and idea was rejected by many studios, the name was thought as "unsuitable"; the character was inspired from sources as varied as Judge Dredd. OCP holds a contract to run the Detroit Police Department. Security Concepts is the division. In order to supplement the police force, overwhelmed with crime, Security Concepts begins developing robotic law enforcement units; the Senior President Dick Jones develops a robotic unit called ED -209, with plans to secure a long-term contract with the military for replacement parts and service.
However, ED-209 malfunctions during the simulation of a disarm-and-arrest-procedure and kills the test subject though he dropped his weapon. Ambitious junior executive Bob Morton takes this as a justified reason to go over Jones's head and pitch his "RoboCop Program" directly to OCP's CEO, the "Old Man". Morton and his team restructure the police force to place prime candidates with high aptitude and experience in law enforcement into high crime areas where death in the line of duty is much higher. Once a death occurs, the deceased officer's body will be used in the construction of a cyborg law enforcement unit, since they have signed waivers allowing OCP to do whatever they pleased with their corpses; this unit will be afforded the fastest reflexes made possible by modern technology, a memory assisted by an on-board computer, programmed with a lifetime experience of on-the-street law enforcement. Murphy is one of these candidates, he is partnered with Officer Anne Lewis, a veteran herself of Old Detroit, plagued by crime boss Clarence Boddicker and his gang.
One day and Lewis are on patrol when Boddicker hits a pharmaceutical company. They give chase to the gang's panel truck, after a rolling shootout, chase the truck to an abandoned steel mill; as they split up to search for the gang, Murphy is captured by three other gang members: Emil Antonowsky, Leon Nash and Steve Minh. When Boddicker shows up, he asks Murphy for his opinion of him, to which Murphy defiantly and tells him, "Buddy, I think you're slime." While Lewis is incapacitated after henchman Joe Cox knocks her off a catwalk, Boddicker shoots off Murphy's right hand with a shotgun. The gang members take turns firing their shotguns, shearing off Murphy's right arm and blasting holes in every part of his body. Amazingly, Murphy is still alive on his knees afterwards. Boddicker walks up and executes him with a gunshot to the head. Murphy is rushed to the emergency room; because of Murphy's stellar record and near-perfect psychological profile, portions of his body are subsequently used to create the prototype RoboCop designated as OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001.
Because he is pronounced dead, the body is seized by OCP, citing the release forms Murphy signed when he joined the police force. The technicians of the RoboCop Program, led by Morton, take what is left of Murphy's face and portions of his cerebrum and cerebellum and apply them to a cybernetic body, in effect resurrecting Alex Murphy as RoboCop. RoboCop proves to be an effective weapon against crime, but unbeknownst to Morton is that RoboCop begins to remember his past life as Murphy, starting with his death at the hands of Boddicker and his gang. Enraged at having had his life stolen from him, RoboCop embarks on a personal quest for vengeance as he hunts down and apprehends Boddicker's gang, resulting in the gang's arrest. RoboCop tracks down OCP's senior executive, Dick Jones, in an attempt to make him pay for aiding Boddicker. However, RoboCop's classified'Directive 4' comes into effect, preventing him from arresting Jones, he is subsequently damaged by the ED-209 as well as Lt. Hedgecock and his SWAT team, though a few SWATs refuse to follow the order.
After enduring a massed attack by SWAT, RoboCop is rescued by Lewis, alerted by the few SWATs to LT. Hedgecock's treachery; the two hide in an abandoned steel mill after they escape, during which RoboCop confides to Lewis about his memories of his past life. He uses a drill brought by Lewis to remove his headpiece, showing how he has his "Alex Murphy" face stretched over it; the two are attacked by Boddicker's gang, commissioned by Jones to destroy the cyborg after he realizes that his entire confession of ordering Morton's murder has been recorded. The final confrontation with Boddicker himself ends with RoboCop violently stabbing him in the throat with the computer data spike installed in his fist. RoboCop confronts Jones in the middle of an OCP board meeting, during which Jones takes the "Old Man" hostage. After admitting that he can take no action due to Directive 4, the "Old Man" fires Jones, allowing RoboCop to shoot him, since he is no longer an OCP employee and his orders on the Detroit police force to destroy him is put to an end.
Complimenting RoboCop on his shooting skills, The Old Man asks him his name. Robocop smiles before answering, "Murphy". A year OCP attempts to replicate the success they had with Murphy with a new RoboCop Program.
RoboCop (2014 film)
RoboCop is a 2014 American cyberpunk action film directed by José Padilha and written by Joshua Zetumer, Nick Schenk, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name written by Neumeier and Miner; the film stars Joel Kinnaman as the title character, with Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley in supporting roles. Screen Gems first announced a remake in 2005. Darren Aronofsky and David Self were assigned to direct and write the film for a tentative 2010 release; the film was delayed numerous times, Padilha signed on in 2011. In March 2012, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced an August 2013 release, but, changed to February 2014; the principal characters were cast from March to July 2012. Principal photography began in September 2012 in Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, with additional locations in Hamilton, in Canada, Detroit in the United States; the film was released in the United States on February 12, 2014. RoboCop received mixed reviews, with praise for the performances, updates and political/media satire, but criticism for its lack of violence, social satire and humor compared to the original film, grossed $242 million against its $100 million budget.
In 2028, multinational conglomerate OmniCorp revolutionizes warfare with the introduction of robotic peacekeepers capable of maintaining law and order in hot spots such as Vietnam, Iraq and Iran. Led by CEO Raymond Sellars, the company moves to market its technology to domestic law enforcement, but the passage of the Dreyfus Act, forbidding deployment of drones in the United States, prevents this. Aware that most Americans oppose the use of military systems in their communities, Sellars asks Dr. Dennett Norton and his research team to create an alternative; the result is a proposal for a cyborg police officer. However, Norton informs Sellars that only someone, stable enough to handle being a cyborg can be turned into one, some candidates are rejected. A Detroit police detective, Alex Murphy, is chosen after he is critically injured in a car bomb explosion arranged by crime boss Antoine Vallon in revenge for Murphy's investigation into his activities. Norton persuades Murphy's wife Clara to sign off on the procedure.
Upon waking up and realizing the extent of his transformation, Murphy flies into a rage and escapes from the lab, but Norton shuts him down and brings him back to the lab. As Norton reveals to Murphy that the only remnants of his human body are most of his head, his respiratory organs, his heart, his right hand, Murphy is disgusted, asks for euthanasia. Norton reminds Murphy about his wife's and son's patience, convinces him to live on. During combat training with trainer Rick Mattox, Murphy proves unable to compete with the standard OmniCorp drones in efficiency. Norton alters his programming to make him more efficient by having drone programming take over his actions, but make him think they are his; this increases his efficiency but makes him less empathetic due to his human nature being bypassed. Shortly before he is to be publicly unveiled, Murphy has an emotional breakdown, forcing Norton to remove his emotions. During the ceremony, RoboCop apprehends a criminal in the crowd, he goes on to reduce crime in Detroit simultaneously increasing public support for repealing the Dreyfus Act.
Aware that Clara has begun to ask questions, Sellars orders Norton to keep her away from her husband. Clara manages to confront RoboCop, telling him of their son David's nightmares; the experience leads Murphy to override his programming and access the sealed files on his attempted murder. From them, he learns. Murphy pursues Vallon's gang to exact revenge, he manages to kill Vallon and his men. Murphy returns to the station and joins with his old partner, Jack Lewis, to confront the two corrupt cops who betrayed him to Vallon, shooting one and tazing the other. Learning that the Chief of Police was involved, Murphy moves to arrest her, but is remotely shut down by Mattox. With the help of Pat Novak, a pro-OmniCorp talk show host, Sellars uses the incident to get the Dreyfus Act repealed. Clara goes to the press and angrily demands to see her husband. Fearful of being exposed, Sellars orders Mattox to destroy RoboCop while he's being repaired, while he lies to Clara, saying that Alex died. Norton reveals the truth.
RoboCop narrowly escapes from the building. Murphy returns and storms the building, fighting his way through the ED-209 drones sent to stop him, while Lewis and his fellow police arrive to hold off the rest of OmniCorp's forces. Mattox prepares to finish him off, but is killed by Lewis. Murphy makes his way to the roof where Sellars is waiting for a helicopter with Clara and David as hostages. Murphy's programming prevents him from arresting Sellars, but he overcomes it long enough to kill Sellars when Sellars overconfidently continues to taunt him. OmniCorp's parent company, OCP, shuts down the project; the President vetoes the repeal of the Dreyfus Act based on the testimony of Norton, to Novak's anger. Murphy's body is rebuilt in Norton's laboratory, he waits for Clara and David, who are coming to visit him. Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, a police detective, injured in an explosion and transformed into the cyborg RoboCop. Gary Oldman as Dr. Dennett Norton, Omni Foundation Chief Scientist who cre
Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, frantic chases. Action films tend to feature a resourceful hero struggling against incredible odds, which include life-threatening situations, a villain, or a pursuit which concludes in victory for the hero. Advancements in CGI have made it cheaper and easier to create action sequences and other visual effects that required the efforts of professional stunt crews in the past. However, reactions to action films containing significant amounts of CGI have been mixed, as films that use computer animations to create unrealistic unbelievable events are met with criticism. While action has long been a recurring component in films, the "action film" genre began to develop in the 1970s along with the increase of stunts and special effects. Common action scenes in films are but not limited to, car chases and gunplay or shootouts; this genre is associated with the thriller and adventure genres, they may contain elements of spy fiction.
Some historians consider The Great Train Robbery to be the first action film. During the 1920s and 1930s, action-based films were "swashbuckling" adventure films in which actors, such as Douglas Fairbanks, wielded swords in period pieces or Westerns. Indian action films in this era were known as stunt films; the 1940s and 1950s saw "action" in a new form through cowboy movies. Alfred Hitchcock ushered in the spy-adventure genre while establishing the use of action-oriented "set pieces" like the famous crop-duster scene and the Mount Rushmore finale in North by Northwest; the film, along with a war-adventure called The Guns of Navarone, inspired producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman to invest in their own spy-adventure, based on the novels of Ian Fleming; the long-running success of the James Bond films or series introduced a staple of the modern-day action film: the resourceful hero. Such larger-than-life characters were a veritable "one-man army"; such heroes are ready with one-liners and dry quips.
The Bond films used fast cutting, car chases, fist fights, a variety of weapons and gadgets, elaborate action sequences. Producer-Director John Sturges' 1963 film The Great Escape, featuring Allied prisoners of war attempting to escape a German POW camp during World War II, featuring future icons of the action genre including Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, is an example of an action film prototype. During the 1970s, gritty detective stories and urban crime dramas began to evolve and fuse themselves with the new "action" style, leading to a string of maverick police officer films, such as Bullitt, The French Connection and The Seven-Ups. Dirty Harry lifted its star, Clint Eastwood, out of his cowboy typecasting, framed him as the archetypal hero of the urban action film. In many countries, restrictions on language, adult content, violence had loosened up, these elements became more widespread. In the 1970s, martial-arts films from Hong Kong became popular with Western audiences and inspired big budget films such as Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon.
Chuck Norris blended martial arts with'cops and robbers' in films such as Good Guys Wear Black and A Force of One. From Japan, Sonny Chiba starred in his first martial arts movie in 1973 called the Karate Kiba, his breakthrough international hit was The Street Fighter series, which established him as the reigning Japanese martial arts actor in international cinema. He played the role of Mas Oyama in Champion of Death, Karate Bearfighter, Karate for Life. Chiba's action films were not only bounded by martial arts, but action thriller and science fiction. In the 1980s, Hollywood produced many big budget action blockbusters with actors such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lorenzo Lamas, Michael Dudikoff, Charles Bronson and Bruce Willis. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas paid their homage to the Bond-inspired style with Raiders of the Lost Ark. In 1982, veteran actor Nick Nolte and rising comedian Eddie Murphy broke box office records with the action-comedy 48 Hrs. credited as the first "buddy-cop" movie.
That same year, Sylvester Stallone starred in First Blood, the first installment in the Rambo film series which made the character John Rambo a pop culture icon. 1984 saw the beginning of the Terminator franchise starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. This story provides one of the grittiest roles for a woman in action and Hamilton was required to put in extensive effort to develop a strong physique.1987's Lethal Weapon starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Darlene Love was another significant action film hit of the decade, another "buddy-cop" genre classic, launching a franchise that spawned 3 sequels. The 1988 film, Die Hard, was influential on the development of the action genre. In the film, Bruce Willis plays a New York police detective who inadvertently becomes embroiled in a terrorist take-over of a Los Angeles office building high-rise; the use of a maverick, resourceful lone hero has always been a common thread from James Bond to John Rambo, but John McClane in Die Hard is much more of an'everyday' person whom circumstance turns into a reluctant hero
Maurice Dean Wint
Maurice Dean Wint is a British-born Canadian actor who has starred in several films and television shows. Wint was born in Leicestershire and moved to Canada in 1967 with his family, he began to act in Toronto on stage. He graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama. One of his most famous roles is Quentin in the cult favorite science fiction horror film Cube, his other notable roles were in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, RoboCop: Prime Directives, Psi Factor and the TekWar films and television series. His theatre credits include Courageous, for which he won a Dora Award, The Real McCoy, Where is Kabuki, Serpent Kills and Titus Andronicus, for which he earned a Dora Award nomination, he was married to the actor Colette Stevenson. The Reckoning as Curtz The Swordsman as Swordplay Fencer Trial & Error as Mike Everett Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes as Esteva TekWar as Lt. Winger Rude as General Curtis's Charm as Curtis Cube as Quentin The Sweetest Gift as Booker The Best Girl as Father Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Sgt. Luther Robinson The Little Bear Movie as Cub's Father On Their Knees as Gimp Bartender Jane Doe as Niles Armstrong Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl as Narrator Nothing as Narrator It All Happens Incredibly Fast as The Stranger Burnt Toast as Prosecution The Circuit as Andy "Crash" Davis Tangled as Paulo My Daughter Must Live as Wagner Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future as Sgt.
Robert'Scout' Baker Friday the 13th: The Series as Gil Street Legal as Joe Minor X-Men as Shadow King Wild C. A. T. S: Covert Action Teams as Helspont RoboCop: The Series as The Captain TekWar as Lt Winger PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal as Dr. Curtis Rollins Earth: Final Conflict as Capt. Lucas Johnson The Outer Limits as Capt. Roger Kimbro / Jesha Traders as Fatty Size Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend as Alcyoneus / Atlas RoboCop: Prime Directives as John Terrence Cable / RoboCable Blue Murder as Cpl. Nathaniel Sweet/Sgt. Derek Tait Quads! as Fontaine ReGenesis as Connor McGuinn The Border as Leonard Drake Haven as Agent Byron Howard Razzberry Jazzberry Jam as RC the Double Bass Shoot the Messenger as Phil Hardcastle Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes as Onslaught Spawn: In the Demon's Hand as Spawn Maurice Dean Wint on IMDb Official website Northern Stars biography
Anthony J. Mifsud
Anthony J. Mifsud is a Maltese-born Canadian actor and songwriter, he performs professionally under the moniker Mif. Mif began his entertainment career in Toronto, Canada, as the front man and vocalist for the award-winning Canadian hard rock/heavy metal musical group Slash Puppet under the stage name Tony Terrance Dartanian. Mif released two CDs internationally with Slash Puppet. 1993's self-titled EP Slash Puppet was released on Fringe Records. More a 2007 CD reissue of their 1989 independent cassette-only release The Demo, entitled No Strings Attached was released through Sun City Records. No Strings Attached received accolades on several hard rock and heavy metal fanzines worldwide, making it to #7 on Sleaze Roxx's "Top 10 Best" releases of 2007. Other accomplishments with the band include awards for "Best Toronto Club Band" at the 1990 Toronto Music Awards, "Best Independent Video" for the song "When The Whip Comes Down" at the 1993 Los Angeles Area Music Awards; the songs "When The Whip Comes Down" and "Rippin' On A Wishbone" are featured on the soundtrack of the 1994 Cannon Pictures film Chain of Command starring Michael Dudikoff.
Mif left Slash Puppet in 1995 after their final tour across Canada due to the grunge invasion and the subsequent decline of hard rock and heavy metal. On June 6, 2016 a self-titled 6 song EP My Insane Friends was released digitally for online downloading and streaming through CD Baby and its worldwide distribution affiliates including iTunes and Pandora Radio. A departure from his musical styling with Slash Puppet, the songs are described as darker and more progressive. A video for the song "Born Inside The Shell" was released on the same day. Mif is an actor who has appeared both nationally and internationally in numerous film and television productions, his film credits include such films as Kick-Ass 2, D-Tox, Just Business, Direct Action, Robocop: Prime Directives, Dirty Work, The Stupids and Partners in Action. On television, Mif is being featured in the recurring character of the Greek Delivery Man in the third and final season of the Netflix Original Series Hemlock Grove. Entitled "The Final Chapter" the American horror thriller began streaming on October 23, 2015.
He continues to be featured in the recurring role of Dr. Necros in the Disney Action Adventure series Aaron Stone, that premiered February 13, 2009 when Disney launched their new TV network Disney XD, internationally. Other notable guest starring appearances and episodic roles on television include such shows as 12 Monkeys,Incorporated, Beauty & The Beast, Warehouse 13, Queer as Folk, This Is Wonderland, Once A Thief, Due South, Psi Factor, F/X: The Series, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and Relic Hunter; as a voice artist, his voice has been heard on several radio and television network programs and commercial spots across North America, pitching products for such sponsors as Bailey's Irish Cream, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Labatts, Ford, General Motors, Canada Post and Kelloggs. Writing credits include several local sport publications, as well as such national magazines as Fresh, Canadian Musician, M. E. A. T Magazine, Inside Soccer and The Soccer News. Anthony J. Mifsud Official Actor Reel Mif on IMDb Mif on MySpace Mif YouTube Channel Aaron Stone on YouTube: Mif as Dr. Necros Aaron Stone on YouTube: Mif as Dr. Necros Slash Puppet in Sleaze Roxx Sleaze Roxx Interviews Mif FEATURE STORY: Mif "Playing Doctor" by Carl Begai