In this Movie-Go-Round Future Classics, David put forward Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. This 2014 exploration of the ethics of creating an AI that can pass for human features three stellar lead performances and one great supporting turn. David, Brett, and Nicole discussed what happens when an arrogant “bro” designs his dream robot, what the implications are of gathering its behavioral data from stolen search engine patterns, and if it’s fair to bias your Turing tester. Tune in to check out these points, plus find out how to entertain yourself in a Norwegian lab in a way that isn’t a waste of time.

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