Tag Archives: film
“Ex Machina,” which premiered in Austin during SXSW, tells the story of a young coder invited to his boss’ compound, where he meets Ava, an eerily human robot. Their interactions are part of a Turing Test, which holds that a truly artificially intelligent machine will convince a person of its humanity.
On Tinder, Ava asked questions that could have come from an artificial intelligence trying to understand humans. That’s what makes this Tinder stunt so creepy: Brock thought Ava was a real woman (even though, as The Verge noted in hindsight, her Tinder account “uses punctuation and capitalization like a middle school teacher with tenure.”) (Katie Sola, Huffington Post)
Court filings reveal that Warner Bros. employs an army of “robots” not only to hunt down pirated content on the internet, but to mimic human behavior as they do it. Basically, these robots act like a movie-stealing internet user and search a list of 200 sites known to host pirated content. If they find a suspicious link—not necessarily a guilty link—they fire off a takedown notice. The most unsettling part of the process? There are no humans involved. Ever. (Adam Clark Estes, Gizmodo)