Hanson Robotics unveil an ultra-realistic yet disturbing humanoid robot
Presenting Sofia, an ultra-realistic female humanoid robot, designed by Hanson Robotics, who is capable of seamless interaction with humans using a speech synthesis system, cameras in her eyes, and very realistic motorised facial expressions. Sofia’s able to comprehend, learn and interact with her environment and is probably the most advanced humanoid robot created to date, and most definitely the creepiest…who will, we have no doubt, help destroy us all in the end 😉 lol
'Ex Machina' turns a harmless study btwn Man & Robot into a sinister experiment
Ex Machina: A24 studio has released the official trailer for their upcoming sci-fi thriller film Ex Machina directed by Alex Garland, the writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine. The trailer begins with a harmless study between a young coder named Caleb Smith and Ava, an artificially intelligent robot, but soon turns into a much more sinister experiment. Ex Machina tells the story of Caleb Smith played by Domhnall Gleeson, a programmer at an internet-search giant, who wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman played by 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 played by Alicia Vikander, a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated – and more deceptive – than the two men could have imagined. The musical score for Ex Machina was composed by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, who previously worked with Alex Garland on Dredd in 2012.A soundtrack album was released digitally on 20 January 2015, with a CD UK release in February 2015 by Invada Records. Ex Machina was released in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2015 through Universal Pictures and the film will screen on 14th March 2015 at South by Southwest prior to a theatrical release in the United States on 10 April 2015 by A24 Films. I’m sure it will be released in Australia around the same time as well. Really looking forward to this one!