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Ex Machina | Geek Girl Navigating the World

26 April 2015 7:09 PM, PDT

Human beings have a long standing fascination with creating artificial intelligence. After all, what better way to understand how we became what we are, than to recreate the process to the best of our own abilities. In order to establish that a true artificial intelligence has been created, tests have to be devised. A clever mimic is still just a fake and will eventually give itself away.

Caleb, a programmer, wins a contest created by Nathan, the creator of the world’s most used search engine, BlueBook, to come and spend a week at his estate. Caleb soon discovers this is no vacation. He is there to conduct a Turing Test on Ava, a female robot created by Nathan. Nathan is hoping that Ava will pass the test and he can reveal his breakthrough to the world.

There have been a lot of sci-fi movies over the years that have »

- dragonwomant

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Game of Thrones High Sparrow | Ginger Duty, Icy Jon Snow

26 April 2015 7:01 PM, PDT

Time to recap “High Sparrow”, tonight’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. It was a really good one and a lot happens, and throughout it all I could think of was mentors. Teachers. I think we all see the ramifications of what occurs when someone like Tywin Lannister dies. Alliances don’t seem as lucrative or trusted, and enemies become braver.

As with last week’s episode of Game of Thrones Arya leads off the episode, and we get the impression some time has passed with her doing menial tasks. I love me some Maise Williams as Arya and I understand the need to slow things down so we feel her ascension and change, but I hope this does not remain so stagnant and vague – the actors involved are too interesting for this. I feel the same about Tyrion and Varys this season, again, some of my favorite characters. »

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