Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Release Date

2015

Director

  • Alex Garland

Cast

  • Domhnall Gleeson
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Alicia Vikander

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an Internet company, wins a contest that sends him to the private estate of Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his firm's brilliant CEO. When he arrives, Caleb learns that he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava (Alicia Vikander), a beautiful robot designed by Bateman. However, it soon becomes evident that Ava is far more self-aware and deceptive than either man imagined.



Past Programs

2017

How to regulate a robot

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2018

Consciousness, the Turing Test, and self-driving cars

Pickford Film Center, Bellingham, WA

My friend the robot

Montclair Film, Montclair, NJ