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2015 film written and directed by Alex Garland which explores the interaction between a man and an advanced artificial intelligence

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Why didn't Nathan encode an “override phrase” to disable Ava if necessary?

In the movie "Ex Machina" we reveal that Nathan has in fact created multiple AI robots before Ava, many which had started to express hostility towards him. We would think that when creating Ava, he ...
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Did the director intend this movie as a test for us?

While watching the movie Ex-machina, I for one was rooting for Ava to escape and go to the "human" world preferably with Caleb or at the very least as a friend with Caleb. And then the finale occurred ...
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Is there a reason why Nathan uses keycards to grant or limit access to the different rooms in the house?

In Ex Machina Nathan is a genius tech innovator. Does it make sense that he would use keycards to limit access to the different rooms of the house and his computer instead of biometrics or a more ...
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What is the symbolism of Caleb's scars?

The scene at 0:18:07 from Alex Garland's Ex Machina, frames Caleb's back as he stands in front of the mirror. We get a good look at scars from the automobile accident that's described later in ...
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Why did Caleb try to get Nathan drunk the second time?

In Ex Machina, If Caleb had already reprogrammed the security protocol, why did he attempt to get Caleb drunk again? Or perhaps Caleb tried to get Nathan drunk again because he thought that Nathan had ...
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What does “Ex Machina” mean?

The name of the British sci-fi movie "Ex Machina", what exactly does it mean? Is there any relationship to the famous game series "Deus Ex"?
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Are the parallels between AI and Slavery intentional?

While watching Ex Machina it occurred to me that the robots could be replaced with human slaves and the plot lines could be essentially unchanged. Here are some of the examples for the parallels: ...
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Why does Ava ask - “will you stay?”

In ex Machina, why does Ava ask Caleb - "will you stay"? Her plan was to lock him up and leave. She could have simply knocked him out (or killed), locked and left. Why does it seem like she's seeking ...
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Why does Caleb get locked down in Ex Machina?

In the movie Ex Machina, Caleb reprograms the security system to unlock all doors when there is a power cut. When the 10PM power cut happens Ava gets out. In the end when Caleb is locked in, he tries ...
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Will there be a sequel to “Ex Machina”?

I found "Ex Machina" to be well done AND intriguing. What will the robot do now that she is loose in human society? Which will develop quickest her sense of survival, a new sense of compassion, will ...
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Eva / Ava AI movies coincidence?

If you've seen Ex Machina, The Machine and Eva you've probably noticed the odd coincidence of three movies in the last few years about artificial intelligence all with protagonists named Eva or Ava (...
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What did Ava mean by “One.”, when asked about her age?

In Ex Machina, Caleb and Ava had this conversation about Ava's age: Ava: Would you like to know how old I am? Caleb: Sure. Ava: I'm one. Caleb: One what? Caleb: One year or one day? Ava: ...
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How did Ava get on the helicopter?

At the ending of Ex Machina, Ava is seen walking out of the house, walking up to the helicopter that was coming to retrieve that other guy, and then walking around in a city. This seems like it's ...
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How can the A.I. robot charge its battery?

Spoiler Alert In ExMachina, the A.I. robot successfully escapes. But we learn earlier, that it can control the power failures, by reversing the direction of electric current (or some technical stuff ...
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The very ending of Ex-Machina

Just saw Ex Machina, which was cool and yet somewhat strange, and the very ending is eluding me. If you've seen it you'll know it, if you haven't then this description means nothing. Shadows (from ...
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Why would Caleb write code with comments?

In Ex Machina, towards the end of the movie, we see Caleb hacking the system of the building to reverse the door mechanisim, and if you pause the movie at the right time, you could see that he is ...
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Why did Ava behave like that with Caleb?

In Ex Machina, Ava an advanced AI developed human consciousness. While Caleb thought that he was testing Ava through conversation, actual automated test was happening, designed by Nathan to see if Ava ...