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Ex Machina: A shot in the arm for smart sci-fi

IT’S a rare thing to see a movie about science that takes no prisoners intellectually. Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is just that: a stylish, spare and cerebral psycho-techno-thriller, which gives a much-needed shot in the arm for smart science fiction. 1,322 more words

Consciousness

The Imitation Game - Exquisitely British

The Imitation Game

Best Picture

Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Keira Knightley

 “The Imitation Game,” along with “The Theory of Everything,” shares the British historical film slot for this year’s Oscars. 547 more words

Oscars

The Turing Shroud

THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE FIRST CONVERSATION BETWEEN DOCTOR JANE NICHOLAS AND ADAM, A SUPERREALISTIC ARTIFICIAL HUMAN AND THE WORLD’S FIRST COMPLETELY AUTONOMOUS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. 1,968 more words

Fiction

My own Imitation Game

Went to see The Imitation Game, and it’s pretty good!  Alan Turing was, of course, a seminal figure in computer science, and his imitation game, or Turing Test, provides an interesting way of thinking about artificial intelligence. 1,514 more words

Writing

PASSING A TURING TEST

CAN YOU outthink a 13-year-old Ukrainian kid? Or, more accurately, can you outthink an artificial intelligence, a chatbot, programmed to imitate him? This has become a cause célèbre, not without controversy, because of a challenge posed by Alan Turing back in 1950. 629 more words

Sci-Tech

Broad Strokes, or, The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game, a film detailing the achievements of mathematician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing during World War II, is a tough nut to crack when you’re trying to put forth something resembling a meaningful discourse on your blog. 462 more words

Pony Tricks

Movie Review - Ex Machina (2015)

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Director: Alex Garland

Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno

After winning a company lottery,  Caleb (Gleeson) wins the chance to spend a week with genius programmer Nathan (Isaac). 579 more words