Quotes regarding artificial intelligence from technology experts Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and more are featured in the new trailer for A24's Ex Machina, which is now playing in select theaters and will expand to big screens across the U.S. this weekend.
"Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac).
Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined."
Written and directed by Alex Garland, Ex Machina stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander.
If you haven't done so yet, check out Heather's SXSW review of Ex Machina: