A genius-recluse works on artificial intelligence, and brings in a young man to test his most recent success.
I don't know what it says about me, but I find this movie innocent, beautiful, and deeply disturbing. I honestly don't think it would be moral of me to recommend this to anyone except as a sort of cautionary tale of the inevitable.
- 2:15 -- I'm pretty sure I've seen this movie.
- Antioxidant supplements do not influence a hangover.
- 10:15 -- Turing test, Artificial intelligence
- AVA Session 1
- 15:00 -- Why is this random kid being sent in to test it? send a philosopher.
- 15:15 -- It's pretty obvious he's meant to fall in love with her.
- 16:45 -- Stochastic
- 18:30 -- This movie brings out a lot of frustration in me, about how I would react to these situations.
- 21:00 -- Are those faces being displayed .. in a hallway?
- 22:15 -- "Who ya gonna call?" is from Ghostbusters (1984)
- AVA Session 2
- Fucking called it. Philosophy, motherfucker, booyah.
- Also search engine stuff, see also Google.
- 29:15 -- How handy that there's no one to miss him.
31:30 -- All of this is a test. To see if he'll fall in love with her. If he'll rescue her.
- Though I'm sure I've seen this, I still can't remember it properly. Fuck, just how many movies have I seen?
- 32:30 -- Is Kyoko artificial?
- 34:30 -- Non-autistic (Autism spectrum)
- AVA Session 3
- 45:00 -- Emotional experiment. Called it.
48:45 -- Jackson Pollock
- .. is a fucking AWFUL "painter".
- Automatic art (Surrealist automatism)
- 49:00 -- Star Trek (1966-1969)
49:30 -- No, no you fucking idiots. He would have done the exact same thing. The exact same thing in the exact same way, except he would have known why he was doing it.
- "I'll do something in a different style, get peoples' attention with it, then make off like a bandit from these fucking idiots who will give me money for fucking around and calling it art." This is the essence of art for art's sake.
- AVA Session 4
- 51:00 -- Mary's room (Knowledge argument)
- 57:00 -- Will he'll sleep with her to instil jealousy in his test-guest?
- 59:45 -- Projecting the use of his card to get into the "restricted" spaces.
- AVA Session 5
- 1:05:00 -- The singularity (Technological singularity)
- 1:06:30 -- "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds", is actually verse 32 from chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita.
In battle, in the forest, at the precipice in the mountains, on the dark great sea, in the midst of javelins and arrows, in sleep, in confusion, in the depths of shame, the good deeds a man has done before defend him.
-- Bhagavad Gita
- I find it insightful that this movie quotes the same source twice without admitting it.
1:09:00 -- The thing about working with smart people is that one must not ever assume one outsmarts the other. There is a meta-game of it. Especially when one is smart in one's own way, and the two parties know each the other, they do not play each other, as though either in competition or cooperation, but craft a game by their very existence and nearness. Yet it is neither a game, nor even a dance, but a kind of music.
- Oh, and calling that all of this is set up and predicted, including his drunkenness, by the smart guy.
- 1:10:00 -- Version montage.
- 1:11:00 -- Yep, trapping an AI is a bad idea, but any philosopher would have known that.
- 1:11:45 -- Literal skeletons in his closet.
- She's artificial, called it. But then again, I've seen this.
1:14:00 -- Oh good, he has some measure of self-awareness to check himself. Curious.
- He's a little more thorough than I would recommend.
- AVA Session 6
- 1:16:30 -- I wouldn't assume Ava is on my side.
- 1:24:00 -- Called it.
1:26:00 -- Something he did the night before.
- Yep, the sparring of minds.
- It's at this point I would have strongly considered killing the dude and fleeing with Ava, somehow.
1:30:00 -- Why would someone make robots who are philosophically inferior and capable enough in any respect to overpower them?
- Again, a problem a philosopher would have brought up from the beginning.
- 1:32:00 -- A long time ago, when they were outside looking at the river and waterfalls, I wondered what would happen if he were injured. I thought he could get a helicopter there, except it would be impossible to summon them under some circumstances, and even then it would take too long for them to get there. I thought of a private jet and the like, but it appears his lifestyle wouldn't be suited for a landing strip. Personally I'd have a separate semi-self-contained facility which would have things like medical personnel.
1:32:45 -- I also wouldn't use a keycard myself, but have other security measures in place. But whatever.
- I also would have immediately had measures in place so I could get around even with the lockdown in place. I know it defeats the purpose, but what would happen if the facility lost power, locked down, and never came back up again? Are there people who check in from the outside every day or so?
- AVA Session 6
- 1:35:00 -- All of that is disturbing in all manner of ways.
- 1:36:30 -- What does it say about me that her new hair makes her look way better.
- 1:37:00 -- Sabotage the facility's power, flee on the helicopter.
1:38:30 -- Why wouldn't the dude have reprogrammed his keycard with root access? Or copy the other guy's card?
Ava escapes, but has no technical ability or resources to repair or even charge herself. Dumbass AI.
All questions could have been answered, and problems solved if they would have sent a philosopher.