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‘Ex machina’ a fascinating but familiar look at artificial intelligence

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VANCOUVER — The tradition of films about artificial intelligence dates back to the late 1920s, with highlights such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and WarGames influencing an entire generation’s views on robots. The best films in the genre were written and filmed before robots became as commonplace as they are today: from Google’s ambitious DeepMind project to household names like Roomba and Siri, we have incorporated AI into our daily routines. Researchers and the general public have never been more informed on artificial intelligence – but maybe this familiarity is starting to get in the way of making good art about robots.

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