Science on the Big Screen: Ex Machina


Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:30pm


RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

“A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid AI”.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer science fiction. Modern artificial intelligence techniques include autonomous vehicles, medical diagnosis, proving mathematical theorems, playing games, search engines, online assistants, image recognition, spam filtering, and targeting online advertisements. But the unrestricted progress of AI raises philosophical and ethical issues. Some people consider AI to be a danger to humanity. Others believe that AI, unlike previous technological revolutions, will create a risk of mass unemployment.

Come join us at RCC and we’ll discuss this topic after the screening of Ex Machina, by Alex Garland.


Speakers: Sara García Linares. RCC Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School.

Sponsors: RCC; Science@RCC.