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The Machine (I) (2013)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  21 March 2014 (UK)
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Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defense (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. Written by Paul Threatt

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The Machines speaks Persian/Farsi, Iranian language. See more »

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After cutting the material off the machine version of Ava, the plastic snaps and the actress's eyes flutter. See more »

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Ava: My program is unique because it integrates information. Rather than having to process terabytes of data it relies on experience.
Vincent: What sort of experience?
Ava: Our conversations. We chat together every day.
Vincent: Ok, thank you. I'm going to start the Turing test now. Green: Fugly Munter is a good name for A: a beautiful Hollywood actress B: a teddy bear C: a wedding dress design?
Green Candidate: Teddy Bear
Vincent: Red: Describe love in 3 words
Red Candidate: Home, happiness, reproduction.
Vincent: Green?
Green Candidate: Happiness, sadness, life.
Vincent: Green: Mary saw a puppy...
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Dark, glossy British Sci Fi for 2013
18 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought this film was beautiful - the use of special effects were stunning and were utilised in a clever way that added to the atmosphere rather than overshadowing the plot.

The Machine is an interesting, dark sci-fi that focuses on character and mood rather than flashy guns and action scenes. I heard it described as a kind of prequel to Bladerunner, and agree this could be true. It has a good script with unexpected plot turns and no excessive dialogue. The delicacy it deals with with issues of loss and mourning was great.

It is a new take on the classic Frankenstein story, is beautifully shot, and was an entertaining film to watch at Tribeca this year.


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