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EX MACHINA
« on: June 29, 2015, 07:44:25 PM »
Don't ask me how to pronounce it, but this is a good flick about artificial intelligence.  A coder working for a giant tech company "wins" a week at the owner's retreat, where he's asked to judge whether a "woman" built by the powerful owner meets the definitions of AI.  Nothing is as it seems and the plot gets very thick.

Gorgeous Norwegian scenery.  Good acting. 
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Re: EX MACHINA
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 11:21:41 PM »
Looked for it....not at Redbox yet. July 14
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Re: EX MACHINA
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 01:50:16 AM »
Yeah, I saw it at the theater.  Wait about six weeks.
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Re: EX MACHINA
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2015, 12:01:21 AM »
It is at redbox now. Not bad....on the sc-bee scale I give it a 7. Liked it a lot better than Lucy. Somehow though a little action would have been better. Maybe at the end. I could have figured some action there in the end that I think would have went along with the other developments.
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Re: EX MACHINA
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 11:28:34 AM »
Agreed, but Lucy and Ex Machina are far apart in concept.  If artificial intelligence (AI) is developed to the point where a human can't tell if a machine is or is not human, will the AI being have the purity envisioned by Isaac Assimov, or will it have the mixture of good and evil possessed by its creators?  Ex Machina seems to be saying the creator is cold-hearted and inherently evil and therefore the AI being mirrors its creator.  The actress shows very flat affect in Ex Machina, but we've seen her in other roles where her abilities are better shown.  Of course, it took a lot of ability to have the flat affect of her character in Ex Machina.
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Re: EX MACHINA
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2015, 03:16:11 PM »
And later "Her" came to mind.
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Re: EX MACHINA
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2015, 05:05:58 PM »
I was so bored by "Her" that I just quit watching.  Kinda like an old girlfriend from long ago.
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