I took a little break today to go watch Ex Machina at the cinema. It’s actually a very good film that makes it easy to look past the slightly implausible future tech and concentrate on the underlying themes that the film is exploring. I won’t give the plot away since it’s highly worth watching, however, it did leave me in a very philosophical mood.
Sadly this is the internet, and publishing my views on AI, machine learning, sentience, and the singularity – regardless of what they are – is just asking for trouble. It’s more a topic that is best debated in person, over a drink; something I’d be happy to do if you are ever in a position to do so.