Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Good Story 228: Ex Machina (2014)

Scott created an AI that looks like Shah Rukh Khan for Julie. She applies a Turing Test to recreate the Dard E Disco dance from Om Shanti Om. Scott argues that this tests only one thing and it is not intelligence.

Episode 228: Ex Machina (2014), directed by Alex Garland; starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, and Oscar Isaac.

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  1. Hey, great podcast--I am finally catching up on podcasts. I am interested in the smart/dumb AI book but I couldn't find that part of the podcast after listening. I am interested in reading it (after Julie's new book, of course). One of the board gaming podcasts I listen to had an interview with a programer who writes AIs for board game apps. She had some interesting comments on designing the AIs to perform more or less well (usually there's an easy, medium, and hard mode for AI players) and that an AI for one game is basically unadaptable to another game. The podcast is at https://www.dicetower.com/game-podcast/ludology/ludology-episode-177-ai-ai-captain. That "AI AI, Captain" title is fun!

    I hope you all are doing well in the crazy circumstances in which we live right now!

    Also, I want to watch this movie again. I just watched Her so I could listen to the second half of the previous podcast.

  2. Joseph - I am so glad we are helping with your movie viewing selections! The book is You Look Like a Thing and I Love You.

  3. Thanks! Library #1 didn't have it; library #2 has two copies but isn't taking requests; library #3 has it and is taking requests (though none of the library will be open before May at the earliest). I feel like Charlie Chan with his #3 son that helped him out!